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Definitions of acrimonious

  1. Acrimoniousness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Acrid; corrosive; as, acrimonious gall. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Caustic; bitter-tempered' sarcastic; as, acrimonious dispute, language, temper. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Bitter; sarcastic; stinging: said of language or temper. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Sharp, bitter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Bitter; severe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Bitter; sarcastic; sharp. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Sharp or bitter in language and temper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for acrimonious

  1. The next day, Harel was advertized that the authorities forbade any other presentation of the piece; and, on the 16th, the Press, following the Government's lead, were practically unanimous in anathematizing the unhappy dramatist, the Debats being particularly acrimonious and asserting that Vautrin was a thoroughly immoral play. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  2. They were all good friends, and their discussions, though warm, were not always acrimonious but they took sides. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
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