English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'asperity'

(noun) 
Definition
roughness or sharpness of temper
`I told you he had no idea,' she remarked with some asperity.
Synonyms
sharpness
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bitterness
the bitterness of the grapefruit
, ,
irritability
Patients usually suffer from memory loss and irritability.
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acrimony
The council's first meeting ended in acrimony.
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harshness
a tone of abrupt harshness
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roughness
, ,
ruggedness
, , ,
peevishness
, , ,
moroseness
,
crossness
,
crabbedness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of acerbity
Definition
bitter speech or temper
Synonyms
sharpness,
pungency,
sternness,
brusqueness,
unfriendliness,
in the sense of acrimony
Definition
bitterness and resentment felt about something
The council's first meeting ended in acrimony.
Synonyms
pungency,
tartness,
astringency,
peevishness,
trenchancy,
mordancy,
in the sense of bitterness
the bitterness of the grapefruit
Synonyms
sharpness,
tartness,
vinegariness

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