1. [ adjective ] strong and sharp

"the acrid smell of burning rubber"

Related terms: pungent
2. [ adjective ] harsh or corrosive in tone
Synonyms: bitter acid blistering sulphurous virulent acerbic sulfurous venomous caustic vitriolic acerb

"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose" "a barrage of acid comments" "her acrid remarks make her many enemies" "bitter words" "blistering criticism" "caustic jokes" "a sulfurous denunciation"

Related terms: unpleasant
Similar spelling:   acarid