Origin of acrimonious
Examples from the Web for acrimonious
And as our political life grows more divided and acrimonious, so will our legal system.
Craig Dershowitz spent $60,000 fighting for the return of his dog Knuckles after an acrimonious breakup with his girlfriend.
The second is a much smaller matter regarding an acrimonious election involving a few hundred voters.
That ability to straddle two sides of an acrimonious divide has served Leavell well—not only in politics, but also in music.
"How acrimonious that gets is really up to them," Issa's spokesman says of the Democrats.
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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for acrimonious
Word Origin and History for acrimonious
1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.