Acrimonious meaning

ăkrə-mōnē-əs
The definition of acrimonious is when someone or something is bitter or harsh in manner or speech, or rubs a person the wrong way.

When a person says mean and hurtful things to someone, it is an example of acting in an acrimonious manner.

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Angry, acid, and sharp in delivering argumentative replies: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.
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Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous.

An acrimonious debate between the two candidates.

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Bitter and caustic in temper, manner, or speech.
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Origin of acrimonious

  • From French acrimonieux, from Latin ācrimōniōsus. Surface analysis acrimony +‎ -ous.

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