Origin of acrimony
Examples from the Web for acrimony
But after nearly three years of acrimony between the two former allies, the stubborn Erdoğan clung to his plans.How The Pro-Israel Right Got Hagel And Kerry Backwards|Ali Gharib|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the acrimony had reached such heights that I fully expected her to make her place in the opposition this time around.Tzipi Livni, Israel's So-Called Lead Peace Negotiator|Emily L. Hauser|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But if one recognizes that Americans see their country in religious terms, the level of acrimony is more easily understandable.Why Is American Politics So Religious and Divisive?|Jordan Michael Smith|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But it was certainly no shocker when it dissolved in acrimony.Bob Woodward's So-Called Thinking Sort Of Explained|Michael Tomasky|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There, acrimony between rap superstars and an indie filmmaker boiled over into the public realm as never before.
Its acrimony spared neither my work nor my character as a poet, and it produced almost universally a re-action against me.The Home|Fredrika Bremer
Controversial writings, acrimony infused into by scholars, i. 153, and 317.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
Acrimony, ak′ri-mun-i, n. bitterness of feeling or language.
"Detestable creatures," said Mrs. Hilary, with acrimony, as usual.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
These, by their sweetness, allay the sharpness of rheums, and lenify their acrimony.A Treatise on Foreign Teas|Hugh Smith
British Dictionary definitions for acrimony
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for acrimony
Word Origin and History for acrimony
1540s, "quality of being acrid," from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste," figuratively "acrimony, severity, energy," from acer "sharp" (fem. acris, neuter acre; see acrid) + -monia suffix of action, state, condition. Figurative extension to "sharpness of temper" is first recorded 1610s.