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acrimony

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Definition anger—often accompanied by bitterness
  • The meeting ended in acrimony.
acrimony = anger
  • Their inflexibility had lead to increased labor-management acrimony.
  • acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • It was a time of intense partisan acrimony in Congress.
  • acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • He attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.
  • acrimonious = angry
  • Relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China have become increasingly testy in recent years, with acrimonious disputes over a variety of issues, including human rights, trade, and the status of Taiwan.
    Cato Handbook for Congress: Dealing with a Resurgent China  --  http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb105-48.html (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Republicans and Democrats are bracing for an uncertain fallout that could produce more political acrimony...
    Cato Daily Dispatch  --  https://www.cato.org/view_ddispatch.php?viewdate=20060626 (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.
    Cardinal Bernardin
  • We could tell, however, when debate became more acrimonious than professional, but this was from watching lawyers other than our father. I never heard Atticus raise his voice in my life, except to a deaf witness.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • acrimonious = angry
  • 'Let me handle him,' urged a hatchet-faced man with sunken acrimonious eyes and a thin, malevolent mouth.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • acrimonious = angry
  • Over time, the debate concerning the ANC and the party grew progressively acrimonious.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • acrimonious = angry and bitter
  • And now there was an acrimonious madrigal, with parts sung in all quarters of the car.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • acrimonious = bitter or angry
  • Before the discussion could get acrimonious, they were accosted by the Shoenbergers and fission rapidly occurred.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • acrimonious = angry and bitter
  • suddenly the acrimony, the conflict, was gone from their voices
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • acrimony = anger
  • "Tibby had better first wonder what he'll do," retorted Helen; and that topic was resumed, but with acrimony.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • acrimony = anger and bitterness
  • "Ufficio di Papa," the commander declared, giving Vittoria an acrimonious scowl.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • acrimonious = angry
  • Aunt Penniman, however, took no account of it; she spoke even with a touch of acrimony.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • acrimony = anger or bitterness
  • "I don't like to have people put on airs like that," muttered Favourite, with a good deal of acrimony.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • acrimony = anger or bitterness
  • Relying on bottled oxygen as an aid to ascent is a practice that's sparked acrimonious debate ever since the British first took experimental oxygen rigs to Everest in 1921.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • acrimonious = angry and bitter
  • Whether he kept a watch over himself, or whether by accident he did not sound the acrimonious chords that in other circumstances had been touched, he was to-night like everybody else.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • acrimonious = angry
  • The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
acrimonious = angry

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