acrimonious

[ak-ruh-moh-nee-uh s]
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Origin of acrimonious

From the Medieval Latin word ācrimōniōsus, dating back to 1605–15. See acrimony, -ous
Related formsac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ness, nounun·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous, adjectiveun·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ly, adverbun·ac·ri·mo·ni·ous·ness, noun
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acrimonious

adjective
  1. characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
Derived Formsacrimoniously, adverbacrimoniousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for acrimonious
adj.

1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.

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