plural -s

Word History


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

First Known Use

1756, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acharnement was in 1756

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“Acharnement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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