acrimony


ac·ri·mo·ny

noun \ˈa-krə-ˌmō-nē\

: angry and bitter feelings

plural ac·ri·mo·nies

Full Definition of ACRIMONY

:  harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or disposition

Examples of ACRIMONY

  1. The dispute began again with increased acrimony.
  2. <she responded with such acrimony that he never brought the subject up again>

Origin of ACRIMONY

Middle French or Latin; Middle French acrimonie, from Latin acrimonia, from acr-, acer
First Known Use: 1542

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