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Tuesday word: Acrimonious

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Acrimonious (adjective)
ac·ri·mo·ni·ous [ak-ruh-moh-nee-uhs]


adjective
1. caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute.

OTHER WORDS FROM ACRIMONIOUS
ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun
un·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous, adjective
un·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
un·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun

WORDS RELATED TO ACRIMONIOUS
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
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