Tuesday, February 16, 2010


asperity \a-ˈsper-ə-tē\ noun: 1. rigor, severity, 2. roughness of surface; unneveness; a tiny projection from a surface, 3. roughness of sound,
4. roughness of manner or of temper; harshness {asked with some asperity just what they were implying}

Etymology: Middle English asprete, from Anglo-French aspreté, from aspre rough, from Latin asper, from Old Latin absperos

Since Merriam brings it up, just what were they implying?

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