What does acrimonious mean?

acrimonious meaning in General Dictionary

Acrid corrosive as acrimonious gall

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  • marked by powerful resentment or cynicism
  • Acrid; corrosive; because, acrimonious gall.
  • Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; since, acrimonious dispute, language, temperament.

acrimonious meaning in Urban Dictionary

stinging, sour in temperament or tone


acrimonious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia "sharpness" (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Associated: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.


acrimonious meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Acrid; corrosive; because, acrimonious gall.

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  • (a.) Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; since, acrimonious dispute, language, mood.

Sentence Examples with the word acrimonious

An acrimonious attack by a young Jesuit, about this time, upon his dissertation on the figure of the earth laid the foundation of his animosity against the Jesuits, with whose enemies, including J.

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