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Definition of the noun acridness

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noun - plural: acridnesses

  1. extreme bitterness
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of acridness: acridity
    • more generic words: bitter / bitterness = the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
  2. the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of acridness: acridity
    • more generic word: disagreeableness = the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant

Alternative definition of the noun acridness


  1. bitterness or acerbity
  2. An acrid taste or smell.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for acridness

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Google previewA Readable English Dictionary (1888)

Etymologically Arranged, with an Alphabetical Index by David Milne

The property is called acridness and acridity. Acrimony means bitterness of character, arising from some real or supposed wrong, and showing itself in sarcastic speech and manner. Macaulay speaks of a prince of high spirit and acrimonious ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1889)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Acridness, wcrimony, causticity, poignancy, piquancy, sharpH955. 2. Keenness, poiutedness, smartness. Pungent, a. 1. Stinging, stixnulatiug, pricking, sharp, biting, burning. hot, peppery, piercing, penetrating, piquant, acrid, caustic. 2. Acute ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

acidity acerbity, acridness, causticity, mordancy, pungency, sharpness. trenchancy acid-leaved herb used in salads sorrel acid liquid vinegar acid neutraliser alkali, antacid acid of fruits malic ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language, greatly improved (1833)

by George FULTON (and KNIGHT (George))

sharpness; acridness Pungent, pun'gent, a. pricking; sharp; ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

acridity, acridness n., acridly adv. ac•ri•mo•ni•ous adj. Sharp or bitter in speech or manner. acrimoniously adv. ac•ro•bat n. One skilled in gymnastic feats; a physically nimble or flexible ...

Google previewA General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (1814)

To which is Added, a Vocabulary of Scripture Proper Names, &c by George Fulton, G. Knight

sharpness ; acridness Pungent, pun'jent, ...

Google previewA Comprehensive Dictionary of English Synonymes (1842)

by William Carpenter

Pungency — acridness, acrimoniousness, smart, keenness. To Punish — chastise, correct, chasten, discipline. Pupil — scholar, disciple. To Purchase — buy, bargain. Purgativr — abstergent, abstersive, cleansing. Purpose — design, intention ...

Google previewEnglish and Burmese Dictionary (1906)

by Adoniram Judson

Acridness, n. from above ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Synonymical Terms of the English Language (1850)

by James Rawson

— Sharpness, smartness, acridness, keenness, acrimoniousness. To PUNISH. — Chastise, correct, chasten, discipline. To PURCHASE.— Buy, gain, obtain, acquire. To PURGE.

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

accurateness accursedness accusativeness acquisitiveness acridness acrimonious acropolis activeness actless actress acuteness adaptableness adaptiveness addictiveness adeptness adequateness adhesiveness Adonis adorableness ...

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Acridness Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1C3R1I1D2N1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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