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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone; Extreme bitterness.

Usage examples (16)
  • 'Langley shook his head, tasting the acridness of defeat.
  • The smoke's usual acridness was smothered by the residue of the liquor in her throat.
  • The air no longer held that acridness which had tortured our breathing, but was fresh and cool.
  • The faint odor of damp wool clung to her arms, and he wondered if the acridness of iron-gall ink clung to him. for more
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