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acrimony

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noun ac·ri·mo·ny \ˈa-krə-ˌmō-nē\

Simple Definition of acrimony

  • : angry and bitter feelings

Full Definition of acrimony

plural ac·ri·mo·nies

  1. :  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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