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[ UK /ˌækɹɪmˈə‍ʊnɪəs/ ]
[ US /ˌækɹəˈmoʊniəs/ ]
  1. marked by strong resentment or cynicism
    bitter about the divorce
    an acrimonious dispute
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How To Use acrimonious In A Sentence

  • The obvious reason is that the debates became so acrimonious and bitter, that the Generals ordered him to desist.
  • Congressional Democrats have resisted impeachment considerations, recalling the acrimonious division when a Republican Congress impeached Bill Clinton in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice to cover up his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Bush's Disapproval Hits Rare Heights; Only Nixon and Truman Scored Worse
  • This delicious sylvan retreat does not lend itself to acrimonious dispute, or, in plain English, quarreling. In the Midst of Alarms
  • But in the mid-1970s there was an acrimonious conflict between the different intelligence gathering agencies in the province.
  • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  • I have met and worked with many families who have been left emotionally battered for years after acrimonious divorces. Times, Sunday Times
  • The foreign coaches they hire have little say over player selection and often leave their posts in acrimonious circumstances. A Hockey Player India Could Use
  • I called it yet again and the conversations became increasingly acrimonious. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the two-hour meeting was acrimonious from the start. 'The Cove''s Ric O'Barry Boycotts Taiji, Japan Dolphin Hunt Negotiations Over Media Restrictions, Meeting Ends In Bitter Disagreement
  • The deal was reached on Sunday after five days of sometimes acrimonious negotiations.
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