- Meaning – Roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate.
- Synonyms – bitterness, sharpness, rigor, acrimony, harshness.
- Antonyms – calmness, happiness, kindness, mildness.
- Usage –
- Harriet’s words were full of asperity.
- she responded with such asperity that we knew she was deeply offended by the question.