Definition of acrimonious in English:

acrimonious

Line breaks: acri|mo¦ni|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌakrɪˈməʊnɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

acrimoniously

adverb
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  • But by 2001, she had failed to win a seat in the Australian federal Senate and her party broke up acrimoniously amid allegations of wrongdoing and internal bickering.
  • Last week, the society vigorously defended its record on complaints, insisting only 0.4% of its dealings with the public ended acrimoniously.
  • The courts will decide if the allegations are true, but one thing is certain: working for a celebrity can be more lucrative than marrying one, especially when it all ends acrimoniously.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'bitter, pungent'): from acrimony + -ous.

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