sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony.
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How to use acrimony in a sentence
I don’t remember any acrimony between my mother and my father.It’s Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney | Eugene Robinson | June 11, 2021 | Ozy
DeSantis also signed the bill last Thursday at a signing ceremony that was closed to all members of the press except Fox News, contributing to the partisan acrimony over the legislation.Where Republicans Have Made It Harder To Vote (So Far) | Nathaniel Rakich (email@example.com) | May 11, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Ending the filibuster would only ramp up partisan acrimony and increase the level of fear and anxiety around American elections.Keep the Filibuster, There Are Better Ways to Reform a Broken System | David French | March 23, 2021 | Time
It took about as long after that for everyone else at the Capitol to look around and realize that those bumpers might relegate the next two years to paralysis, standoffs and acrimony.
In 2019, the acrimony spilled into contentious city council elections that ended in the defeat of most Amazon-backed candidates.Amazon pledges $2 billion for affordable homes near U.S. cities | Verne Kopytoff | January 6, 2021 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moreover, the public may be unfair in holding elected representatives responsible for such acrimony, historians say.
How do they reason upon a dogma, and quarrel with acrimony about a system of which even themselves can comprehend nothing?Letters To Eugenia | Paul Henri Thiry Holbach
The affairs of the village are discussed without acrimony, and a certain amount of understanding arrived at.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
The Jesuits, in a phase of ascendancy, persecuted and insulted the Buddhists with great acrimony.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
We are told that there prevailed between the two a great and reciprocal acrimony.
The bread question was the topic of the hour, and gave rise to more acrimony than had any antecedent injustice.The Siege of Kimberley | T. Phelan
British Dictionary definitions for acrimony
bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
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