WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ac•rid /ˈækrɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. strong in taste or smell:acrid fumes.
  2. stinging;
    bitter:acrid remarks.
ac•rid•ly, adv. 
ac•rid•ness, n. [uncountable]See -acr-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ac•rid  (akrid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. sharp or biting to the taste or smell; bitterly pungent;
    irritating to the eyes, nose, etc.:acrid smoke from burning rubber.
  2. extremely or sharply stinging or bitter;
    exceedingly caustic:acrid remarks.
a•crid•i•ty  (ə kridi tē),USA pronunciation  acrid•ness, n.  acrid•ly, adv. 
  • Latin ācr- (stem of ācer) sharp, sour + -id4, perh. through influence of acid
  • 1705–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

acrid /ˈækrɪd/ adj
  1. unpleasantly pungent or sharp to the smell or taste
  2. sharp or caustic, esp in speech or nature
Etymology: 18th Century: from Latin ācer sharp, sour; probably formed on the model of acid

acridity /əˈkrɪdɪtɪ/, ˈacridness n ˈacridly adv

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