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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes";
- Example: "the acrid smell of burning rubber"
[syn: pungent, acrid]

2. harsh or corrosive in tone;
- Example: "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
- Example: "a barrage of acid comments"
- Example: "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"
- Example: "bitter words"
- Example: "blistering criticism"
- Example: "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"
- Example: "a sulfurous denunciation"
- Example: "a vitriolic critique"
[syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Acrid \Ac"rid\, a. [L. acer sharp; prob. assimilated in form to acid. See Eager.] 1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not, to the taste; pungent; as, acrid salts. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing heat and irritation; corrosive; as, acrid secretions. [1913 Webster] 3. Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating; as, acrid temper, mind, writing. [1913 Webster] Acrid poison, a poison which irritates, corrodes, or burns the parts to which it is applied. [1913 Webster] Acridity
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acrid adj 1: strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber" [syn: pungent, acrid] 2: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique" [syn: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "acrid": acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrimonious, acute, amaroidal, antagonistic, antipathetic, asperous, astringent, austere, belligerent, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, caustic, clashing, cloying, coarse, colliding, conflicting, corroding, corrosive, cutting, despiteful, double-edged, edged, escharotic, featheredged, fierce, fine, full of hate, hard, harsh, hateful, hostile, incisive, irritating, keen, keen-edged, knifelike, malevolent, malicious, malignant, mordacious, mordant, nose-tickling, oversweet, penetrating, piercing, piquant, poignant, pungent, quarrelsome, rancorous, razor-edged, repugnant, rigorous, rough, saccharine, scathing, scorching, set, set against, severe, sharp, sore, sour, spiteful, stabbing, stinging, strident, stringent, tart, trenchant, two-edged, vehement, venomous, violent, virulent, vitriolic, withering