American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Acridity; harshness or extreme bitterness of taste; pungency; corrosiveness.
- n. Figuratively, sharpness or severity of temper; bitterness of expression proceeding from anger, ill nature, or petulance; virulence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Archaic A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness.
- n. Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.
- n. a rough and bitter manner
- From Middle French acrimonie, from Latin ācrimōnia ("sharpness, pungency"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin ācrimōnia, sharpness, from ācer, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Today's chaotic pattern of funding, administration, interference, cross purposes and acrimony is not serving the public well.”
“And it was Charlie’s indirect responsibility that he committed suicide, thus ending that marriage in acrimony and despair.”
“The acrimony is the latest example of shattered alliances in the New York real-estate world.”
“I recall the acrimony poured out towards Jews on this nasty little "current affairs" show after the Hezbollah and Hamas wars and how an audience purposely packed with a crowd of rentaMuslims who have not appeared in such numbers since, how strange made the then US Ambassador cry after a particularly vicious and orchestrated post 9-11 backlash set up by the extremists at the BBC troughers Gentlemans Club on same "current affairs" show.”
“Right - eight years of foaming-at-the-mouth BusHitler hatred, but now when they're in control suddenly they think ending the acrimony is a good idea.”
“I don't mean to suggest that they don't think that, but as I pointed out last week, the idea that the acrimony is a result of particular people - still less that it will stop if we elect Obama.”
“The source of their acrimony was the spoils of an off-season dice game that totalled about $54,000 all figures U.S.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘acrimony’.
These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
These are words I have overheard, or over-read, or had whispered in my ear :-)
Here she comes now sayin' Mony Mony...
Some words I come across in my legal studies, though not really legal jargon. And the usage doesn't shout, "hey, I think I'm smart", just simply, "this is what applies in this context."
List of most of the words I've learned
Looking for tweets for acrimony.