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Asperity - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Asperity' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Asperity [ n.]
- Roughness of surface; unevenness; -- opposed to smoothness.
- Roughness or harshness of sound; that quality which grates upon the ear; raucity.
- Roughness to the taste; sourness; tartness.
- Moral roughness; roughness of manner; severity; crabbedness; harshness; -- opposed to mildness.
- Sharpness; disagreeableness; difficulty.

Meaning of 'Asperity' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . asperity [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something hard to endure
Example in sentence:
  • the asperity of northern winters