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Synonyms for asperity

Synonyms for asperity

something that obstructs progress and requires great effort to overcome

Synonyms for asperity

harshness of manner


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On the next day at breakfast, when Miss Osborne, with the asperity of her age and character, ventured to make some remark reflecting slightingly upon the Major's appearance or behaviour--the master of the house interrupted her.
Oh, I know what you're drivin' at," Bert said with asperity.
As there are degrees of hardness in the hardest metal, and shades of colour in black itself, so, even in the asperity of Mrs Clennam's demeanour towards all the rest of humanity and towards Little Dorrit, there was a fine gradation.
It is worthy of remark, as a curious physical instance of the efficacy of a sudden surprise in counteracting the effects of extreme fear, that her voice had quite recovered all its official asperity.
Whether the probability of escaping from the consequences of this ill-timed discovery was delightful to the spinster's feelings, or whether the hearing herself described as a 'lovely woman' softened the asperity of her grief, we know not.
I have no more notion than you how long it is to last," Holmes answered with some asperity.
If Asperity returned for that Group 1 race, it would be unlikely that Dettori would ride.
Stablemate Asperity, winner of the Group 3 Prix Paul de Moussac under a determined Frankie Dettori drive at Chantilly, moved powerfully in a solo exercise.
Completing the field is the Andre Fabre-trained Grand Vista, who finished third to Asperity and Stoneside last time over course and distance.
ASPERITY returns to France tomorrow to take on Prix du Jockey-Club winner Lawman in the Group 1 Prix Jean Prat over 1m at Chantilly, writes Tom Peacock.
Tobosa ran creditably enough in fifth, a place ahead of Asperity, after a brief charge in the straight, and he was another done few favours by the softening ground, rider Michael Hills saying: "He just didn't like the ground, but considering that he ran well enough.
Frankie Dettori rides British challenger Asperity, trained by John Gosden for George Strawbridge and who ran third to Regime in the Classic Trial at Sandown.
The mathematical analysis of the squeeze flow of the microscale asperity elements in the intimate contact model, Eq 8, applies here, with the important distinction that the height, h, pertains to the prepreg stack thickness instead of the asperity element height.
As Draper put it: "Now when we appreciate how much the actions of men - are determined by climate and other natural circumstances, our animosities lose much of their asperity, and the return of kind feelings is hastened.
She was formerly operations director at LGBT Finance, COO of Asperity Employee Benefits, and has 20 years served at consultancy Control Risks Group.