- caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute.
Origin of acrimonious
Examples from the Web for acrimoniously
"Tell it to whom you like, my good man," replied Brigitte, acrimoniously.The Lesser Bourgeoisie
Honore de Balzac
But Nolan was regarding him acrimoniously, and Clayton apparently had not heard at all.Dangerous Days
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I do not mean to intimate that the subject absolutely and acrimoniously annoyed our hero.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty
J. W. de Forest
"Hain't got no business stirrin' us up like this for nothin'," said Atwell, acrimoniously.Scattergood Baines
Clarence Budington Kelland
Dr. Sutherland chivalrously assumed the sole authorship, and was acrimoniously attacked by some of his professional brethren.The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2
Edward Tyas Cook
- characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
Word Origin and History for acrimoniously
1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.