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The harshness or severity of a person's manner or tone which expresses bitterness or anger. (1)
Word Entries at Word Info: “asperity
asperity (s) (noun), asperities (pl)
1. A cruelty or brutality of manner or tone which expresses bitterness or anger: Jake talked about his ex-wife with asperity.
2. Roughness or harshness; such as, of a surface, a sound, or a climate: It is difficult to describe the asperity of northern winters.
3. Something that is hard, or difficult, to endure: Jasmin felt that her job had too many asperities for her to live with; so, she quit.
Harshness of sound or temper.
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