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acrimonious

[ ak-ruh-moh-nee-uh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF acrimonious

Synonyms for acrimonious

  • belligerent
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • petulant
  • rancorous
  • testy
  • acerbic
  • acid
  • angry
  • astringent
  • biting
  • censorious
  • churlish
  • crabby
  • cranky
  • cross
  • cutting
  • indignant
  • irascible
  • irate
  • ireful
  • mad
  • mordant
  • peevish
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • spiteful
  • splenetic
  • tart
  • trenchant
  • wrathful
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Antonyms for acrimonious

  • happy
  • helping
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • kindly
  • peaceable
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACRIMONIOUS

Terry, after some acrimonious correspondence, challenged Broderick.

Gallagher had written down every word of an acrimonious debate.

Acrimonious discussion as to the running of the Bleachery Life.

The answers which he received from Versailles were cold and acrimonious.

There is little of the acrimonious or the fault-finding note in his pages.

The discussions in the committee seem to have been acrimonious.

And how easily can we imagine the acrimonious discussions that went on!

Consider how much these acrimonious tempers must break in upon the peace, and destroy the comfort, of those around you.

His speech, on the whole, was not regarded as hostile or acrimonious.

The debate on the Address in the session of 1889 was prolonged and acrimonious.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "acrid," from French acrimonieux, from Medieval Latin acrimoniosus, from Latin acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ACRIMONIOUS

acrid

adjectivenasty in behavior or words
  • acrimonious
  • austere
  • biting
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • cutting
  • harsh
  • mordant
  • sarcastic
  • sharp
  • trenchant
  • vitriolic

captious

adjectivevery critical
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