Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sharpness; keen severity; strictness.

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

  • noun obsolete Sharpness; keenness.

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

  • noun obsolete sharpness; keenness

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin acritas, from acer sharp.

Examples

  • What delicious acrity in a situation where I played, not with fire, but — with ashes!

    Beatrix

  • What delicious acrity in a situation where I played, not with fire, but -- with ashes!

    Beatrix

  • We’ve just grown accustomed to getting facts and real investigative reporting here at T.P. and won’t accept this kind of MSM warmed-over media-acrity.

    Think Progress » ThinkProgress is leaving Las Vegas.

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