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From Middle French acrimonie, from Latin ācrimōnia (“sharpness, pungency”).
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acrimony (countable and uncountable, plural acrimonies)
- A sharp and bitter hatred.
- Her acrimony for her neighbors manifests itself with shouting and stomping.
- 2018 November 3, Phil McNulty, “Arsenal 1 - 1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was prepared to play a game of patience to land Virgil van Dijk after his initial move to sign the Netherlands captain from Southampton in the summer of 2017 ended in acrimony.
- 1826, Mary Shelley, chapter 12, in The Last Man:
- In her resentful mood, these expressions had been remembered with acrimony and disdain; [...].
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