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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding in acrimony or acridness; acrid; corrosive.
  • Figuratively, severe; bitter; virulent; caustic; stinging: applied to language, temper, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Archaic Acrid; corrosive.
  • adjective Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective angry, acid, and sharp in delivering argumentative replies: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by strong resentment or cynicism

Etymologies

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acrimony +‎ -ous. From French acrimonieux, from Latin acrimoniosus.

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