Definition of acrimony noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈækrɪməni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈækrɪmoʊni//
[uncountable] (formal) Anger
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angry bitter feelings or words The dispute was settled without acrimony. See related entries: Anger Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘bitter taste or smell’): from French acrimonie or Latin acrimonia, from acer, acri- ‘pungent, acrid’.
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