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Acrid vs Fiery - What's the difference?

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Acrid is a related term of fiery.

As adjectives the difference between acrid and fiery

is that acrid is sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent while fiery is of or relating to fire.




  • Sharp and harsh, or bitter and not to the taste; pungent.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}
  • Causing heat and irritation; corrosive.
  • Caustic; bitter; bitterly irritating.
  • Synonyms

    * acerbic


    *delectable, delicious, tasteful






  • Of or relating to fire.
  • Burning or glowing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , chapter=1, title= Internal Combustion , passage=Blast after blast, fiery' outbreak after ' fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within,
  • Inflammable or easily ignited.
  • Having the colour of fire.
  • Hot or inflamed.
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  • Tempestuous or emotionally volatile.
  • Spirited or filled with emotion.
  • Derived terms

    * fiery cross


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