asperity definition

  • noun:
    • Roughness or harshness, by area, noise, or environment: the asperity of north winters.
    • extent; rigor.
    • hook projection from a surface; a spot or bump.
    • Harshness of fashion; ill mood or irritability.
    • Roughness since stone or weather.
    • Harshness, at the time of temperament.
    • Something that is harsh and hard to withstand.
    • an integral part of a geological fault line that doesn't go.
    • Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- against smoothness.
    • Roughness or harshness of sound; that high quality which grates upon the ear; raucity.
    • Roughness to your taste; sourness; tartness.
    • ethical roughness; roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to mildness.
    • Sharpness; disagreeableness; trouble.
    • Roughness of area; unevenness: in opposition to smoothness.
    • Roughness of noise; harshness of pronunciation.
    • Harshness of flavor; sourness.
    • Roughness or ruggedness of temperament; crabbedness; bitterness; severity: since, to chide one with asperity; “asperity of character,” Landor.
    • Disagreeableness; unpleasantness; difficulty: as, “the acclivities and asperities of duty,” Barrow, Sermons, III. xlii.
    • Synonyms Acrimony, Harshness, etc. See acrimony.
    • harshness of fashion
    • anything challenging withstand

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