acrimonious

[ ak-ruh-moh-nee-uhs ]
/ ˌæk rəˈmoʊ ni əs /

adjective

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

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Origin of acrimonious

From the Medieval Latin word ācrimōniōsus, dating back to 1605–15. See acrimony, -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for acrimonious

acrimonious
/ (ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs) /

adjective

characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc

Derived forms of acrimonious

acrimoniously, adverbacrimoniousness, noun
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