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On the final day, August 24, after much acrimonious debate, a new definition of “planet” was put to a vote.

Pelosi allies and detractors alike expect that she’ll find a way to get both sides to an agreement, even if it’s an acrimonious one.

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In an acrimonious meeting last fall, an FDA advisory committee recommended against approval and harshly rebuked FDA staff for what it called an overly positive view.

Negotiations grew acrimonious, and the two sides couldn’t agree on a price.

Staffers suggest Greenwald, 54, is motivated by more than just psychic payback for his acrimonious divorce from the Intercept seven months ago.

And as our political life grows more divided and acrimonious, so will our legal system.

Craig Dershowitz spent $60,000 fighting for the return of his dog Knuckles after an acrimonious breakup with his girlfriend.

We were involved in a terribly acrimonious breakup, with great enmity between us and a custody battle slowly gathering energy.

The second is a much smaller matter regarding an acrimonious election involving a few hundred voters.

The filibuster reform fight, if pursued, could be far bigger and way, way, way more acrimonious.

The ruling passion of the brother-in-law was a stern and acrimonious party spirit.

When the public prints were filled with an acrimonious discussion as to the meaning of the instructions given to the jury.

Discussions of the relative merits of The Fair Penitent and its source have been almost invariably acrimonious.

La Ruelle answered in acrimonious terms, declaring that the country was being ruined by German soldiers sent there by the Bishop.

The two men aired their grievances in a long and acrimonious controversy carried on in the columns of the Virginia Gazette.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acrimonious, such as: belligerent, bitter, caustic, petulant, rancorous, and testy.

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