1. Extreme bitterness; SYN. acridness.
2. Having an acrid smell
3. The quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
ETYM Latin asperitas, from asper rough: cf. French aspérité.
1. Harshness of manner; SYN. sharpness.
2. Something hard to endure; SYN. grimness, hardship, rigor, rigour, severity, rigorousness.
Roughness of surface or sound.
ETYM Old Eng. eg, egge, AS. ecg; akin to Old High Germ. ekka, German ecke, Icel. and Swed. egg, Dan. eg, and to Latin acies, Greek ake point, Skr. açri edge. Related to Egg, Eager, Ear spike of corn, Acute.
1. A sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object.
2. A slight competitive advantage.
3. A strip near the boundary of an object; SYN. margin.
4. The attribute of urgency; SYN. sharpness.
5. The boundary of a surface; SYN. border.
Keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect; SYN. trenchancy.
Sharpness; pungency; cleverness, perceptiveness, astuteness; intenseness; eagerness, enthusiasm
1. The quality or state of being poignant
2. An instance of poignancy
1. A sharp bitter taste property; SYN. bite, sharpness.
2. Having a sharp bitter flavor; SYN. sharpness.
3. Having an acrid smell; SYN. acridity.
Seriousness; acuteness; difficulty, rigorousness; simplicity, plainness; harshness, strictness
ETYM AS. scearpness.
Thinness of edge or fineness of point; SYN. keenness.
The quality or state of being strident
The quality or state of being trenchant