Definition of acrimonious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌækrɪˈməʊniəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌækrɪˈmoʊniəs//
(formal) Anger
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(of an argument, etc.) angry and full of strong bitter feelings and words synonym bitter His parents went through an acrimonious divorce. See related entries: Anger Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘bitter, pungent’): from acrimony + -ous.
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