Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of a cutting, burning taste; pungent; bitter.

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Usage examples "acrid":

  1. So one comes to the country of the painted hills,- old red cones of craters, wasteful beds of mineral earths, hot, acrid springs, and steam jets issuing from a leprous soil. - "The Land Of Little Rain", Mary Hunter Austin.
  2. I was wakened by the pungent acrid smell of smoke, and I sat up and blinked my eyes open. - "The Window at the White Cat", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. He, the ground of whose nature was an acrid common- sense, whose eye magnified the canker till it effaced the rose, began as what would now be called a romantic poet. - "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.