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Asperity

Asperity Meaning & Definition
Asperity Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Asperity?

[n] harshness of manner
[n] something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Asperity: grimness | hardship | rigor | rigorousness | rigour | severity | sharpness

Related Terms | Find terms related to Asperity: acerbity | acid | acidity | acidness | acidulousness | acridity | acrimony | anger | animosity | astringency | austerity | bad humor | bad temper | bile | biliousness | bitingness | bitter resentment | bitterness | bitterness of spirit | bumpiness | causticity | causticness | choler | choppiness | corrosiveness | cragginess | cuttingness | discontent | edge | gall | gnashing of teeth | granulation | grimness | hard feelings | hardness | hardship | harshness | heartburning | hispidity | ill humor | ill nature | ill temper | incisiveness | inclemency | inequality | irregularity | irritability | jaggedness | joltiness | keenness | mordacity | mordancy | nonuniformity | piercingness | piquancy | poignancy | pungency | raggedness | rancor | rankling | rigor | rough air | roughness | ruggedness | rugosity | scraggliness | severity | sharpness | slow burn | snappishness | soreness | sourness | spleen | stabbingness | stringency | tartness | tooth | trenchancy | turbulence | unevenness | unsmoothness | ununiformity | vicissitude | virulence | waspishness

See Also | difficultness | difficulty | ill nature

Asperity In Webster's Dictionary

\As*per"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Asperities}. [L. asperitas, fr. asper rough: cf. F. asp['e]rit['e].] 1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- opposed to {smoothness}. ``The asperities of dry bodies.'' --Boyle. 2. Roughness or harshness of sound; that quality which grates upon the ear; raucity. 3. Roughness to the taste; sourness; tartness. 4. Moral roughness; roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to {mildness}. ``Asperity of character.'' --Landor. It is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received. --Johnson. 5. Sharpness; disagreeableness; difficulty. The acclivities and asperities of duty. --Barrow. Syn: Acrimony; moroseness; crabbedness; harshness; sourness; tartness. See {Acrimony}.

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