[ ak-ruh-moh-nee ]
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  1. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony.

Origin of acrimony

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācri-, stem of ācer “sharp, sour” + -mōnia -mony

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British Dictionary definitions for acrimony


/ (ˈækrɪmənɪ) /

nounplural -nies
  1. bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc

Origin of acrimony

C16: from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācer sharp, sour

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