acharnement

noun
achar·​ne·​ment | \ ä-shär-nə-ˈmäⁿ\
plural -s

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First Known Use of acharnement

1756, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acharnement

French, ardor, relentlessness, ferocity, from acharner to bait, excite (from Old French, from a-—from Latin ad-— + charn-, stem of char meat, from Latin carn-, caro) + -ment

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