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Definition of "acrimonious" []

  • Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: an acrimonious debate between the two candidates. (adjective)

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 "acrimonious" in a sentence
  • "Gross said he clearly recognized what he called the "acrimonious relationship" between McCourt and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig , but rejected Dodgers attorneys' argument that MLB would use the loan to gain control of the team and push McCourt aside."
  • "The foreign coaches they hire have little say over player selection and often leave their posts in acrimonious circumstances."
  • "After leaving United in acrimonious circumstances Tevez played a significant and controversial part in last season's derby matches, scoring in both legs of the Carling Cup semi-final as well as becoming embroiled in a row with Gary Neville that led to the Football Association issuing a warning to both players."