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acrimony | acrimonious | acrimoniously

acrimony acrimonious acrimoniously
feelings of anger or bitterness
  • How to Memorize
    • acrimony - bitterness
  • Analysis

    ‘Acrimony’ refers to harsh or sharp feelings between people or groups who disagree strongly over something and do not like each other. It typically involves a lengthy dispute featuring frequent arguments and expressions of anger or resentment. This formal word is most commonly used in a professional context, such as in relation to a legal dispute or conflict in business.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsspitefulnessmalevolence, hostility,
    Antonymsbenevolencediplomacy, harmony,
  • Example(s)
    1. Both sides came together to discuss a deal, but in the end, the meeting ended in acrimony.

    2. International tensions have increased as a result of the increasingly acrimonious quarrel over territorial rights between the two countries.

    3. I had worked with Brian for years, but our partnership ended acrimoniously after a dispute over money.