What does asperity mean? Read below for the definition.
Quick vocab quiz for the word asperity
First, before you read about the word asperity, try this quick vocab quiz:
asperity most nearly means
(A) aid (B) delay (C) rancor (D) gap (E) deluge
Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)
Now let’s learn about the word asperity.
Part of Speech of asperity
asperity is a NOUN.
Here’s how to pronounce asperity:
Definition of asperity
asperity means: harshness or bitterness of manner, behavior, or speech (Ex: The judge spoke to the criminal with asperity).
Explain more about asperity, please
asperity may sound like a highfalutin (great word that), but the meaning is relatively simple–it means a kind of anger that someone feels or expresses towards others in some situations. For example, if you’re angry with someone, you may speak with asperity, either purposely or unconsciously, by using a loud voice, by frowning or scowling, or by being unfriendly.
Example of asperity
Here’s the word asperity used in a sentence:
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Answer to the quick vocab quiz
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