acrid smell


acrid smell
sharp smell, bitter smell, burning smell

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • smell — smell1 W3S2 [smel] n 1.) the quality that people and animals recognize by using their nose smell of ▪ The air was filled with the smell of flowers. sweet/delicious smell ▪ There s a delicious smell coming from the kitchen. unpleasant/bad/acrid… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smell — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ overpowering, pervasive, pungent, rich, sharp, strong ▪ There was an overpowering smell of burning rubber. ▪ f …   Collocations dictionary

  • acrid — [[t]æ̱krɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An acrid smell or taste is strong and sharp, and usually unpleasant. The room filled with the acrid smell of tobacco... The plant has an unpleasant odour and an acrid taste. Syn: pungent, bitter …   English dictionary

  • acrid — ac|rid [ˈækrıd] adj [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: acer sharp ; influenced by acid] 1.) an acrid smell or taste is strong and unpleasant and stings your nose or throat ▪ a cloud of acrid smoke 2.) formal an acrid remark expresses anger and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • acrid — ac|rid [ ækrıd ] adjective 1. ) an acrid smell or taste is very strong, bitter, and unpleasant in your nose and throat: stinging, acrid fumes of burning rubber 2. ) an acrid remark expresses criticism in a cruel way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • acrid — adjective 1 an acrid smell or taste, is strong and unpleasant and stings your nose or throat: a cloud of acrid smoke 2 formal an acrid comment, discussion etc is very critical or angry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • acrid — UK [ˈækrɪd] / US adjective 1) an acrid smell or taste is very strong, bitter, and unpleasant in your nose and throat stinging, acrid petrol fumes 2) an acrid remark expresses criticism in a rather cruel way …   English dictionary

  • acrid — [ˈækrɪd] adj very strong, bitter, and unpleasant an acrid smell[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • acrid — [ak′rid] adj. [< L acris, fem. of acer, sharp < IE base * ak̑ (see ACID): form infl. by ACID] 1. sharp, bitter, stinging, or irritating to the taste or smell 2. bitter or sarcastic in speech, etc. acridity [ə krid′ə tē] n. acridness acridly …   English World dictionary

  • smell — I n. 1) to give off a smell 2) an acrid; bad, disagreeable, foul; faint, slight; persistent; rank; strong; sweet smell 3) a smell of (the smell of paint) II v. 1) (D; intr.) to smell like, of (to smell of fish) 2)(J) we smelled smt. burning 3)… …   Combinatory dictionary


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