Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With sharp or irritating bitterness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an acid manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a harsh or corrosive manner.

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Examples

  • She listened in a growing panic, choking up so much that she was unable to spit out the profanity that had risen acridly to the back of her tongue, and slammed down the receiver.

    The Painter's Wife, a short story

  • She listened in a growing panic, choking up so much that she was unable to spit out the profanity that had risen acridly to the back of her tongue, and slammed down the receiver.

    The Painter's Wife, a short story

  • The acridly deadlocked 2000 presidential election took place when there was a budget surplus and fairly robust if somewhat inflated economic growth.

    A War of All Against All

  • “My word is to them mere bitterness and my soul, pessimism,” Du Bois observed acridly.

    DARKWATER

  • It shattered the screen, and something in the monitor exploded with a dull pop and began to burn acridly.

    The Unquiet

  • It shattered the screen, and something in the monitor exploded with a dull pop and began to burn acridly.

    The Unquiet

  • Here she broke off, to denounce acridly the draughts in the

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

  • Roads and pavements were covered with broken glass and shattered masonry and the air stank acridly of explosives.

    Castles of Steel

  • The troops waited and smoked in the sunset, the oil of their fingers impregnating itself acridly but somehow appropriately into the paper of their cigarettes.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The little man's manner was so acridly pleasant, Wintrow could not believe his ears.

    Ship Of Magic

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