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acrid
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
harsh or caustic — physically as when smoke from burning rubber might irritate the throat; or metaphorically as when someone says something that is especially sarcastic
  • Georgiana, who had a spoiled temper, a very acrid spite, a captious and insolent carriage, was universally indulged.
    Chapter 2 (47% in)
  • True, generous feeling is made small account of by some, but here were two natures rendered, the one intolerably acrid, the other despicably savourless for the want of it.
    Chapter 21 (82% in)
  • Mr. Rochester then turned to the spectators: he looked at them with a smile both acrid and desolate.
    Chapter 26 (70% in)

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