Synonyms for acrimony

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ak-ruh-moh-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæk rəˌmoʊ ni

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Définition of acrimony

Origin :
  • 1540s, "quality of being acrid," from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste," figuratively "acrimony, severity, energy," from acer "sharp" (fem. acris, neuter acre; see acrid) + -monia suffix of action, state, condition. Figurative extension to "sharpness of temper" is first recorded 1610s.
  • noun nasty behavior, speech
Example sentences :
  • It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Their precise age and antiquity have been disputed with some acrimony.
  • Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Harkaman asked him, when they were alone after the second day of acrimony.
  • Extract from : « Space Viking » by Henry Beam Piper
  • "Never mind, Gustavus, never mind," replied Mr. Ferdinand with some acrimony.
  • Extract from : « The Prophet of Berkeley Square » by Robert Hichens
  • Secondly, to prevent its access to the air, which so much increases its acrimony.
  • Extract from : « Zoonomia, Vol. II » by Erasmus Darwin
  • "I prefer it to all other company," I assured him, and told the lie with the acrimony of truth.
  • Extract from : « A Sheaf of Corn » by Mary E. Mann
  • The acrimony of the old feud was as a trait bred in the bone.
  • Extract from : « The Riddle Of The Rocks » by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • Corneille, like our Dryden, felt the acrimony of literary irritation.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
  • The heat and acrimony of verbal critics have exceeded description.
  • Extract from : « Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) » by Isaac D'Israeli
  • It was a channel to his acrimony moderated through his philosophy.
  • Extract from : « The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete » by George Meredith

Antonyms for acrimony

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