asperity: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-sper'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
- harshness or sharpness of tone, temper, or manner; severity; acrimony: The cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity.
- hardship; difficulty; rigor: the asperities of polar weather.
- roughness of surface; unevenness.
- something rough or harsh.
- asperity (Thesaurus)