Wednesday, June 12, 2002
Definitions for acrid
- Sharp and harsh, or bitter to the taste or smell; pungent.
- Caustic in language or tone; bitter.
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Citations for acrid
There was burning jet fuel everywhere. Acrid, black smoke billowed across the water.
He rips off another match, lights it, and uses it to light another cigarette. He shakes out the match, takes a puff, letting the acrid, unfiltered taste burn the back of his throat.
Origin of acrid
Acrid comes from Latin acer, "sharp."