acrimony


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ac·ri·mo·ny

 (ăk′rə-mō′nē)
n.
Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior.

[Latin ācrimōnia, sharpness, from ācer, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

acrimony

(ˈækrɪmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
[C16: from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācer sharp, sour]

ac•ri•mo•ny

(ˈæk rəˌmoʊ ni)

n.
sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.
[1535–45; < Latin ācrimōnia=ācri- (s. of ācer) sharp, sour + -mōnia -mony]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acrimony - a rough and bitter manneracrimony - a rough and bitter manner    
disagreeableness - an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

acrimony

acrimony

noun
Translations

acrimony

[ˈækrɪmənɪ] Nacritud f, acrimonia f
there has been no acrimony between usno ha habido acritud or acrimonia entre nosotros
their first meeting ended in acrimonysu primera reunión acabó en una disputa enconada

acrimony

[ˈækrɪməni] nacrimonie f

acrimony

n (of discussion, argument)erbitterte Schärfe; (of person, words)Bissigkeit f

acrimony

[ˈækrɪmənɪ] n (frm) → acrimonia
References in classic literature ?
But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her; sometimes ordering her from the room, and always treating her with coldness and acrimony.
Finally, tired of disputing, and remorseful for their acrimony, they dined amicably together.
It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection.
But he put the question without acrimony, for he felt that Madame de Cintre's brother was a good fellow, and he had a presentiment that on this basis of good fellowship they were destined to understand each other.
Blunt's half-hidden acrimony develop itself or prey on itself in further talk about the man Allegre and the girl Rita.
Tibby had better first wonder what he'll do," retorted Helen; and that topic was resumed, but with acrimony.
Tis no more than exercisin' the acrimony of a gentleman when ye ask the dissent of ladies blockin' the way for steppin' between them.
We sit around and gaily pound, And bear no acrimony Because our ob--ject is a gob Of sizzling abalone.
Quiet people avoid the question of the Presidency, for there will be a new election in three years and a half, and party feeling runs very high: the great constitutional feature of this institution being, that directly the acrimony of the last election is over, the acrimony of the next one begins; which is an unspeakable comfort to all strong politicians and true lovers of their country: that is to say, to ninety-nine men and boys out of every ninety-nine and a quarter.
Bounderby to his face, as is rarely taken on man, and to call his portrait a Noodle to its face, with the greatest acrimony and contempt.
Hadid was personally approved by the Queen for the 2016 award, but an interview on BBC Radio 4's Today programme to mark her achievement descended into acrimony as presenter Sarah Montague asked Hadid about deaths of construction workers in Qatar and plans for the Tokyo national stadium.