- Bitterness or ill feeling: the AGM dissolved into acrimonyMore example sentences
bitterness, rancour, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity, antagonism, irascibility, waspishness, spleen; malice, spitefulness, crabbedness, causticity, sarcasm, venom, poison, viciousness, nastiness, harshness, sharpness, acerbity, virulence, astringency; grudge, grievance
- But what should have been one of the publishing events of this year has now descended into astonishing depths of bitterness and acrimony.
- Long-term damage can be caused to children exposed to acrimony and bitterness in family breakdown.
- It's only recently and as a result of all the bitter acrimony that he realised that they can't sort it out.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'bitter taste or smell'): from French acrimonie or Latin acrimonia, from acer, acri- 'pungent, acrid'.