asperity [uh-sper-i-tee] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||harshness; bad temper|
|Synonyms:||acerbity, acrimony, bitterness, churlishness, crabbiness, crossness, difficulty, disagreeableness, irascibility, irritability, meanness, moroseness, peevishness, roughness, sharpness, sourness, sullenness, tartness|
|Antonyms:||calmness, happiness, kindness, mildness|
|Category:||1. Social Affections|
sullenness; morosity, spleen; churlishness (discourtesy); irascibility., moodiness; perversity; obstinacy; torvity, spinosity; crabbedness, ill temper, bad temper, ill humor, bad humor; sulks, dudgeon, mumps, dumps, doldrums, fit of the sulks, bouderie, black looks, scowl; grouch; huff (resentment).
be sullen; sulk; frown, scowl, lower, glower, gloam, pout, have a hangdog look, glout.
sullen, sulky; ill-tempered, ill-humored, ill-affected, ill-disposed; grouty [U.S.]; in an ill temper, in a bad temper, in a shocking temper, in an ill humor, in a bad humor, in a shocking humor; out of temper, out of humor; knaggy, torvous, crusty, crabbed; sour, sour as a crab, crabby; surly (discourteous)., moody; spleenish, spleenly; splenetic, cankered., cross, crossgrained; perverse, wayward, humorsome; restiff, restive; cantankerous, intractable, exceptious, sinistrous, deaf to reason, unaccommodating, rusty, froward; cussed [U.S.].
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