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acrimony

ac·ri·mo·ny

acrimony

 
 
pronunciation:
ae kr mo ni
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part of speech: noun
definition: bitterness or sharpness in speech or behavior.
The fierce argument that erupted was filled with acrimony.Neither were happy in the marriage, and the couple divorced without acrimony.
synonyms:
acerbity, acridity, asperity, astringency, bitterness, causticity, mordancy, sharpness, venom
antonyms:
gentleness, good will, sweetness
similar words:
animosity, dudgeon, gall, hostility, ill will, malignity, pungency, rancor, sarcasm, spite, spleen
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derivation: acrimonious (adj.)
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