Definition of acrimony
: anger and bitterness : harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or feelings The dispute continued with increased acrimony.
Examples of acrimony in a Sentence
The dispute began again with increased acrimony.
she responded with such acrimony that he never brought the subject up again
Recent Examples of acrimony from the Web
Even the band's best known (and best selling) '70s line-up eventually gave way, through acrimony and attrition, to endless permutations of the group's by-then familiar five members.
The decision — on a 5-2 vote — came amid acrimony that has come to mark the court in recent years.
There has always been huge acrimony in the making of this film.
Acrimony between IFA and I-69 Partners that summer showed in correspondence obtained by IndyStar.
Can be tough when partisan acrimony so high, but there is still no greater country.
On one hand there are major initiatives on new types of rates for customers, growing the use of renewables, transforming the utility business model and overhauling the grid, and yet the commission has been hampered by acrimony and a petty approach.
There is too much acrimony and bitterness in our politics.
While there's been discourse over the statue, the rhetoric thus far hasn't reached the level of acrimony seen in New Orleans.
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Acrimony is angry harshness that usually springs from intense personal dislike. An acrimonious exchange is full of cutting, unpleasant remarks designed to hurt. Civil wars are often more acrimonious and bloody than foreign wars. In the same way, a bad divorce may be more acrimonious than any other kind of legal battle.
Origin and Etymology of acrimony
Middle French or Latin; Middle French acrimonie, from Latin acrimonia, from acr-, acer sharp
First Known Use: 1542See Words from the same year
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