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acrid - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acrid

(adj) strong and sharp
Synonyms : pungent
Example Sentence
  • the pungent taste of radishes
  • the acrid smell of burning rubber

(adj) harsh or corrosive in tone
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acrid

sounds like ACID....all acids are bitterly pungent and corrosive
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by nileshdive

remove "r" from acrid, so now it becomes acid and acid is always bitter in taste and when smelt its pungent too
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by preetisoni2411

Remove ac, it becomes rid,,so to remove something or cut ,, we need a sharp thing to cut..
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by gatz_funky

remove r i.e. acid, his tone was as harsh(acrid) as acid.
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by sandeep1096

Acrid sounds like Ack! Rid! > After not liking the sharp, harsh taste,he threw his food away.
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by itspossible

Acrid ... A+Crid ... A+Creed .. smething like "Creed", american rock band. It has high pitch or harsh vocals.. so , remember smething harsh.
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by yuvraj

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by somabrata

Acrid -(cried) imagine that you are crying because you got harsh punishment
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by santosh pokhrel

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