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Acrid
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Acrid as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 December 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Acrid', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Acrid a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Acrid as an answer itself some 184 times.

Acrid is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Tuesday, 07 December 2021 with the answer being BITTER, but the most popular answer for this clue is PUNGENT.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Harsh or corrosive in tone; "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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"
  • Strong and sharp;"the pungent taste of radishes"; "the acrid smell of burning rubber"

Anagrams

We found 5 anagrams for the word 'Acrid'.

  • caird
  • carid
  • Darci
  • daric
  • Dirca Deciduous shrub of North America: leatherwood

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

ACID
Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

SOUR
Having a sharp biting taste

TART
Harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark"

5 Letters

ACERB
Harsh or corrosive in tone; "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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

SHARP
Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow"

6 Letters

BITING
Capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

BITTER
The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

7 Letters

ACERBIC
Harsh or corrosive in tone; "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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

CAUSTIC
Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

PUNGENT
Capable of wounding; "a barbed compliment"; "a biting aphorism"; "pungent satire"

8 Letters

STINGING
A kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"

VIRULENT
Extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes"; "a virulent insect bite"

9 Letters

SULFUROUS
Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"

VITRIOLIC
Harsh or corrosive in tone; "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 about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

10 Letters

ASTRINGENT
A drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals

BLISTERING
The formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin

SULPHUROUS
Characterized by oppressive heat and humidity; "the summer was sultry and oppressive"; "the stifling atmosphere"; "the sulfurous atmosphere preceding a thunderstorm"

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