acrimonious


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ac·ri·mo·ni·ous

 (ăk′rə-mō′nē-əs)
adj.
Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: an acrimonious debate between the two candidates.

ac′ri·mo′ni·ous·ly adv.
ac′ri·mo′ni·ous·ness n.

acrimonious

(ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs)
adj
characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
ˌacriˈmoniously adv
ˌacriˈmoniousness n

ac•ri•mo•ni•ous

(ˌæk rəˈmoʊ ni əs)

adj.
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious dispute.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin]
ac`ri•mo′ni•ous•ly, adv.
ac`ri•mo′ni•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acrimonious - marked by strong resentment or cynicismacrimonious - marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
resentful - full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will; "resentful at the way he was treated"; "a sullen resentful attitude"

acrimonious

acrimonious

adjective
Translations

acrimonious

[ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs] ADJ [argument] → reñido, enconado; [debate, meeting, exchange] → reñido; [divorce, break-up] → amargo; [remark] → mordaz, cáustico

acrimonious

[ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj [debate, split, departure, divorce] → acrimonieux/euse

acrimonious

adj discussion, argumenterbittert; person, wordsbissig; divorceverbittert ausgefochten

acrimonious

[ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj (frm) (remark) → astioso/a, malevolo/a; (argument) → aspro/a
References in classic literature ?
My mother was all American - no alkali-spider about HER, I can tell you; she was of the best blood of Kentucky, the bluest Blue-grass aristocracy, very proud and acrimonious - or maybe it is ceremonious.
We only had one brief little season of heaven and heaven's sweet ecstasy and peace during all this long and diligent and acrimonious reproduction of the other place.
Whether he kept a watch over himself, or whether by accident he did not sound the acrimonious chords that in other circumstances had been touched, he was to-night like everybody else.
said Tristram, who on Sunday evenings was always rather acrimonious.
Resigned after acrimonious correspondence same year.
The sarcastic tone of this reply might have provoked a rather acrimonious retort from Miss Squeers, who, besides being of a constitutionally vicious temper--aggravated, just now, by travel and recent jolting--was somewhat irritated by old recollections and the failure of her own designs upon Mr Browdie; and the acrimonious retort might have led to a great many other retorts, which might have led to Heaven knows what, if the subject of conversation had not been, at that precise moment, accidentally changed by Mr Squeers himself
He meant no harm - it was only his joyous, playful spirit; and I, by my acrimonious resentment - so serious, so disproportioned to the offence - have so wounded his feelings, so deeply offended him, that I fear he will never forgive me - and all for a mere jest
Then came domestic details, lamentations over the excessive dearness of potatoes, or the length of the winter and the high price of block fuel, together with forcible representations of amounts owing to the baker, ending in an acrimonious dispute, in the course of which such couples reveal their characters in picturesque language.
It may have been that Mrs Lammle tried in some manner to excuse her conduct to herself by depreciating the poor little victim of whom she spoke with acrimonious contempt.
They announced in 2011 they were reforming after an acrimonious split 15 years earlier.
There has been bad blood between the clubs ever since Paul Lambert left Carrow Road in acrimonious circumstances two seasons ago - a situation not helped when the new Villa boss returned to Norwich to nab keeper Jed Steer, a move that has still to be resolved by a tribunal.
The Uruguayan's three-and-a-half year spell with the Seagulls came to acrimonious end in the summer, with his first return to the Amex Stadium still in the balance after Sagbo's late strike made it 1-1.