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acrimony

Syllabification: ac·ri·mo·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈakrəˌmōnē
 
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Definition of acrimony in English:

noun

Bitterness or ill feeling: a quagmire of lawsuits, acrimony, and finger-pointing
More example sentences
  • 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.
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Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'bitter taste or smell'): from French acrimonie or Latin acrimonia, from acer, acri- 'pungent, acrid'.

Words that rhyme with acrimony

agrimony

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