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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Definitions for acrid

  1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter to the taste or smell; pungent.
  2. 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. Simon Worrall, Independent
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. Kris Rusch, Hitler's Angel
Origin of acrid
1705-1715
Acrid comes from Latin acer, "sharp."