acrimony

[ ak-ruh-moh-nee ]
/ ˈæk rəˌmoʊ ni /

noun

sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony.

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Origin of acrimony

1535–45; < Latin ācrimōnia, equivalent to ācri- (stem of ācer) sharp, sour + -mōnia -mony
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British Dictionary definitions for acrimony

acrimony
/ (ˈækrɪmənɪ) /

noun plural -nies

bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc

Word Origin for acrimony

C16: from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācer sharp, sour
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