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acrimony Line breaks: acri|mony
Pronunciation: /ˈakrɪməni/

Definition of acrimony in English:


[mass noun]
Bitterness or ill feeling: the AGM dissolved into acrimony
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.


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

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