acrimonious


ac·ri·mo·ni·ous

adjective \ˌa-krə-ˈmō-nē-əs\

: angry and bitter

Full Definition of ACRIMONIOUS

:  caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner <an acrimonious dispute>
ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ly adverb
ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ness noun

Examples of ACRIMONIOUS

  1. He went through an acrimonious divorce.
  2. <an acrimonious parting between the two former friends>
  3. Each man came out of their acrimonious 200-meter showdown on July 23 with an injured hamstring and a decidedly negative vibe. —Tim Layden, Sports Illustrated, 11 Sept. 2000

Origin of ACRIMONIOUS

(see acrimony)
First Known Use: 1659

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