Student Thesaurus

One entry found for asperity.
Entry Word: asperity
Function: noun
Text: 1 a harsh or sharp quality <doesn't like the asperity of most experimental music> -- see EDGE 1
2 biting sharpness of feeling or expression <she said no with such asperity that we knew she was deeply offended by the question> -- see ACRIMONY 1
3 something that is a cause for suffering or special effort especially in the attainment of a goal <as a physically challenged person, he has encountered more than his share of asperities on the road to success> -- see DIFFICULTY 1