Notwithstanding its acridity, a wholesome starch is prepared from the stem.
Then, turning to Magnus, excused himself for the acridity of his words.
They are acrid, but lose their acridity when boiled, the water being changed.
Besides, the German wines in themselves have other qualities than that of acridity.
Tom had a nagging air, and a trifle of acridity on his broad features.
It seemed attracted by the acridity of the beautiful insect, as the moth is by the flame.
Mr. Strachey, without abandoning the acridity of his style, exposes Florence Nightingale as a great constructor of civilization.
The word came very hard, but in his acridity he felt like not sparing himself; he wanted to get accustomed to the full obloquy.
The filtered ether was clear, entirely free from raphides, and had also lost every trace of its acridity.
Heating and drying the bulbs dissipates the volatiles principle, and the acridity is destroyed.
1712, formed irregularly from Latin acer (fem. acris) "sharp, pungent, bitter, eager, fierce," from PIE *akri- "sharp," from root *ak- "be sharp, rise (out) to a point, pierce" (cf. Oscan akrid (ablative singular) "sharply;" Greek akis "sharp point," akros "at the farthest point, highest, outermost," akantha "thorn," akme "summit, edge;" also oxys "sharp, bitter;" Sanskrit acri- "corner, edge," acani- "point of an arrow," asrih "edge;" Lithuanian ašmuo "sharpness," akstis "sharp stick;" Old Lithuanian aštras, Lithuanian aštrus "sharp;" Old Church Slavonic ostru, Russian óstryj "sharp;" Old Irish er "high;" Welsh ochr "edge, corner, border;" Old Norse eggja "goad;" Old English ecg "sword"). The -id suffix probably is in imitation of acid. Acrious (1670s) is a correct formation, but seldom seen.
acrid ac·rid (āk'rĭd)
Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.