What does the word acrid mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Acridly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Acridness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of a cutting, burning taste; pungent; bitter.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by James Russell Lowell