acrid (adj.)

  1. strong and sharp;the pungent taste of radishes; the acrid smell of burning rubber

    [ Syn: pungent ]

  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 , bitter , blistering , caustic , sulfurous , sulphurous , virulent , vitriolic ]

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