Noun Acrimony Definition and Examples







Bitterness or ill feeling.
  1. 'The whole area was poisoned by anger and acrimony.'
  2. 'Money can't buy you love, sang the Beatles but what's clear is it can certainly create a lot of acrimony where love once existed.'
  3. 'The relationship has dissolved in acrimony as accusations are levelled by both sides.'
  4. 'Isn't it unsurprising how settling a lawsuit does nothing to settle the underlying acrimony that motivated it?'
  5. 'In the past, especially during election time, the issue of money has raised unnecessary tension and acrimony.'
  6. 'Whatever the outcome of this particular dispute, though, these homes have to be built somewhere and the less acrimony with which it can be done the better.'
  7. 'Large disparities in the contributions member nations were expected to make to the EU budget caused no small amount of acrimony.'
  8. 'But what should have been one of the publishing events of this year has now descended into astonishing depths of bitterness and acrimony.'
  9. 'It's only recently and as a result of all the bitter acrimony that he realised that they can't sort it out.'
  10. 'It was a match dripping in acrimony, disappointment and what might have been.'
((n.) A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants.|--|(n.) Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.|--|)


1. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony.


"There can be acrimony lasts."
"acrimonies can be between people."
"acrimonies can be for teams."
"acrimonies can be between places."
"acrimonies can be between people/places/organizations."
"acrimonies can be over talks."
"acrimonies can be on rocks."
"disputes can have acrimonies."
"controversies can have acrimonies."
"acrimonies can be in congresses."
"acrimonies can be between russians."
"acrimonies can be between presidents."
"acrimonies can be between parents."
"acrimonies can be between opponents."
"acrimonies can be between nations."
"acrimonies can be between heavyweights."
"acrimonies can be between governments."
"acrimonies can be between americans."
"acrimonies can be about golds."
"acrimonies can be about bonds."

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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