Asperity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æˈsperəti|  American pronunciation of the word asperity
Brit.  |əˈspɛrɪti|  British pronunciation of the word asperity

noun

- something hard to endure(syn: grimness, hardship, rigor, rigorousness, rigour, rigourousness, severeness, severity)

the asperity of northern winters

- harshness of manner (syn: sharpness)

Examples

...doesn't like the asperity of most experimental music...

...she responded with such asperity that we knew she was deeply offended by the question...

He demanded with much asperity what she meant.

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