acrid /ˈakrɪd/

a

I. adjective

unpleasantly bitter or pungent

acrid smoke
an acrid smell.
II. derivatives

1. acridity /əˈkrɪdɪti /
noun


2. acridly
adverb


– origin early 18th cent.: formed irregularly from Latin acer, acri- ‘sharp, pungent’ + -id1, probably influenced by acid.

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