acid - definitions and synonyms

acid noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt

  2. English Meaning: 

    : street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

acid adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : harsh or corrosive in tone

    Example Sentenses:

    • a barrage of acid comments

    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose

    • 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

  2. English Meaning: 

    : being sour to the taste

    Synonyms:

    acidic / acidulent / acidulous
  3. English Meaning: 

    : having the characteristics of an acid

    Example Sentenses:

    • an acid reaction