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Definition bitterness or anger
  • The meeting ended in acrimony.
acrimony = bitterness or anger
  • It was a time of intense partisan acrimony in Congress.
  • acrimony = bitterness or anger
  • Their inflexibility had lead to increased labor-management acrimony.
  • He attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.
  • 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  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Republicans and Democrats are bracing for an uncertain fallout that could produce more political acrimony...
    Cato Daily Dispatch  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.
    Cardinal Bernardin
  • And now there was an acrimonious madrigal, with parts sung in all quarters of the car.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • acrimonious = bitter or angry
  • suddenly the acrimony, the conflict, was gone from their voices
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • acrimony = bitterness or anger
  • 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 = bitter or angry
  • ...that topic was resumed, but with acrimony.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • ...with the greatest acrimony and contempt.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • Finally, tired of disputing, and remorseful for their acrimony, they dined amicably together.
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • However, the joy of elites at bringing Europe "together" cannot hide the acrimony that has marked the enlargement negotiations.
    Marian L. Tupy  --  Making Sense Out of Russia's Free Trade Initiative  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • 'Let me handle him,' urged a hatchet-faced man with sunken acrimonious eyes and a thin, malevolent mouth.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Accounts differ whether the meeting was amicable or acrimonious, but a compromise resulted in any event.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The father had gotten very drunk and abusive; the mother had gotten very drunk and acrimonious.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I attacked the Professor with considerable acrimony, calling him foolhardy, mad, I know not what.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Make an offering to God of your acrimony, And restore the son to his patrimony.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Over time, the debate concerning the ANC and the party grew progressively acrimonious.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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