1. caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute.
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rancorous, testy, belligerent, petulant, caustic, bitter, acerbic, acid, angry, astringent, biting, censorious, churlish, crabby, cranky, cross, cutting, indignant, irascible, irate
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Origin: 1605–15; < Medieval Latin acrimoniosus. See acrimony, -ous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ACRIMONIOUS
And as our political life grows more divided and acrimonious, so will our legal system.
A REMINDER: OUR JUSTICES ARE POLITICIANS IN ROBES|JEDEDIAH PURDY|NOVEMBER 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Craig Dershowitz spent $60,000 fighting for the return of his dog Knuckles after an acrimonious breakup with his girlfriend.
DIVORCE IS GOING TO THE DOGS, LITERALLY|KELI GOFF|JUNE 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The second is a much smaller matter regarding an acrimonious election involving a few hundred voters.
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON A MERETZ SCANDAL|RALPH SELIGER|JULY 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.
STONES’ KEYBOARD MAN IS ARDENT FORESTER|DAVID A. GRAHAM|JUNE 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"How acrimonious that gets is really up to them," Issa's spokesman says of the Democrats.
THE GOP'S NEW TOP COP|HOWARD KURTZ|NOVEMBER 27, 2010|DAILY BEAST
He did not wish to imperil Alan's superb aloofness by involving him in the acrimonious and undignified defence of a friend.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1|COMPTON MACKENZIE
The very title has afforded ground for censure, for licentious imitation 18, and for acrimonious abuse.
THE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D., IN NINE VOLUMES, VOLUME THE SECOND|SAMUEL JOHNSON
In these often acrimonious controversies, Sherman himself took a leading part.
LIFE OF WM. TECUMSEH SHERMAN.|W. FLETCHER JOHNSON
They are charged with imparting a biting and acrimonious taste to radishes and turnips.
THE AMERICAN REFORMED CATTLE DOCTOR|GEORGE DADD
The answers which he received from Versailles were cold and acrimonious.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.|THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY