American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous: an acrimonious debate between the two candidates.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in acrimony or acridness; acrid; corrosive.
- Figuratively, severe; bitter; virulent; caustic; stinging: applied to language, temper, etc.
- adj. angry, acid, and sharp in delivering argumentative replies: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Archaic Acrid; corrosive.
- adj. Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic.
- adj. marked by strong resentment or cynicism
- acrimony + -ous. From French acrimonieux, from Latin acrimoniosus. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“But the two-hour meeting was acrimonious from the start.”
“It has a very -- to use the word acrimonious is an understatement relationship with India.”
“At the root of what makes this debate so acrimonious is the clash of two opposing philosophies of life -- one broadly humanist and the other based on traditions derived from religious precepts.”
“It's faster, cheaper and, most importantly, less acrimonious, which is less damaging, not just for a couple, but also their children.”
“The meeting ended abruptly, after a debate that people who attended described as acrimonious.”
“Congressional Democrats have resisted impeachment considerations, recalling the acrimonious division when a Republican Congress impeached Bill Clinton in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice to cover up his affair with Monica Lewinsky.”
“This was shortly afterwards confirmed by the donor's legal representative, who in a statement said his client's decision had been prompted by what the lawyer described as the acrimonious media debate over the issue.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘acrimonious’.
Building a list for standardized test prep or just for learning some new words! Please add any words that you feel are important for the SAT/GRE/GMAT etc...
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
Going through the Magoosh website, words I pulled from the verbal section. 2012.
GRE words from Princeton Review guide, ETS GRE Book from 2010 (for revised test), New Yorker/NY Times articles.
A list of words unfamiliar to me that I have repeatedly encountered in GRE question sets.
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favorite word" and adds it to this list.
unfathomably, glice, cuh, fab, ciggaty, doll, thuggin, oxymoronic, pineapple, succubutt, griming, cheeky and 2369 more...
Looking for tweets for acrimonious.