1. the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
  2. extreme bitterness
    the acridity of alkali
  3. having an acrid smell
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How To Use acridity In A Sentence

  • Introduced from China, this taro has a relatively low acridity and is popular for taro chips.
  • There is an acridity or pungency both in cold things, as vinegar and oil of vitriol, and in hot, as oil of marjoram and the like. The New Organon
  • True, we were only in a few neighborhoods and the weather was only chilly and not freezing, but still, I wanted my brown paper bag full of hot chestnuts tasting slightly sweet and nutty with just a hint of acridity where the shells had been blackened on the bottom. Road Trip -- New York
  • Whatsoever essence it derives from earth or water, all that conduces to its bitterness, its acridity, its unpleasantness.
  • They wilted immediately, which took away their sting, and the smell of them was very green, like spinach but without the acridity and with a wild, nutty edge. The Dirty Life
  • From these experiments the absence of acridity in these two plants, in spite of the abundance of raphides, may readily be explained by the fact that the minute crystals are surrounded with and embedded in an insoluble mucilage, which prevents their free movement into the tongue and surface of the mouth, when portions of the plants are tasted. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
  • The filtered ether was clear, entirely free from raphides, and had also lost every trace of its acridity. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
  • I was surprised by the acridity of my own response.
  • In heating the Indian turnip and other corms, it was found that the heat applied must be sufficient to change the character of the starch or the so-called acridity was not destroyed. Popular Science Monthly Oct, Nov, Dec, 1915 — Volume 86
  • Liquids, whether waters or oils, which possess a great and intense acridity, act like heat in tearing asunder bodies and burning them after some time; yet to the touch they are not hot at first. The New Organon
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