Origin of acrimonyClassical Latin acrimonia, sharpness from acer, sharp from Indo-European base an unverified form a?-: see acid
An example of the word acrimony is the way in which an angry attendee at a political event might question the politician.
Origin of acrimonyLatin ācrimōnia sharpness from ācer sharp ; see ak- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle French acrimonie, from Latin ācrimōnia (“sharpness, pungency”).
- You were saved out of it and became the object of their acrimony.
- The latest news comes from Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, reporting on an alleged court document "containing accounts of acrimony and mistreatment during their four-year marriage."
- The Catholic delegates, moreover, discovered a powerful auxiliary when Lainez, the general of the Jesuit order, which had been admitted into France a short time previously, entered the debate; and the acrimony with which he opposed the Protestants was of material service in clarifying the situation.
- An illustration is, with the general run of mankind, more powerful to convince than an argument; and the cogency of the visible plea for the Copernican theory offered by the miniature system, then first disclosed to view, was recognizable in the triumph of its advocates as well as in the increased acrimony of its opponents.
- Elected deputy in 1860 he became celebrated by the biting wit of his speeches, while, as journalist, the acrimony of his polemical writings made him a redoubtable adversary.