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Definition of "acrimony" []

  • Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acrimony" in a sentence
  • "A rise in paralysis and acrimony is not going to comfort a bond market waiting to see whether we can make difficult decisions on spending cuts and tax hikes."
  • "Today's heightened political acrimony is but a foretaste of the "grim Malthusian" politics ahead, with politicians increasingly trying to redistribute the fruits of a stagnant economy, loosing even more forces of stagnation."
  • "Their first ended several years ago, undone in acrimony after DirecTV — then owned by the News Corporation — moved to use recording devices owned by a company that was also owned by News Corp."