Definition for AS-PER'I-TY

AS-PER'I-TY, a. [L. asperitas, from asper, rough.]

  1. Roughness of surface; unevenness; opposed to smoothness. – Boyle.
  2. Roughness of sound; that quality which grates the ear; harshness of pronunciation. Warton.
  3. Roughness to the taste; sourness.
  4. Roughness or ruggedness of temper; moroseness; sourness; crabbedness. – Rogers.
  5. Sharpness. – Berkeley.

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