acrimonious acrimonious  /ˌæ krə ˈmoʊ ni əs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by strong resentment or cynicism

Usage(s):

  1. The acrimonious battle over the prime property finally came to an unlikely end when both the brothers died in a freak accident.
  2. Far from being smooth, the confirmation process of the Judge was very acrimonious.
  3. The debate was acrimonious; even the Prime Minister was heckled during his closing speech.

News

  1. Sunday, June 16, 2013

    And just like that, it’s over. Years of acrimonious accusation, nonpayment of revenues and stubborn refusal came to a sudden and fair end on Thu... One student is graduating after three years with plans to become a physician assistant.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. Listening Post: Black Sabbath, Morton Feldman, The Yellowjackets and the Emerson Quartet

    And just like that, it’s over. Years of acrimonious accusation, nonpayment of revenues and stubborn refusal came to a sudden and fair end on Thu... One student is graduating after three years with plans to become a physician assistant.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  3. Catherine M. Sicoli and Luke C. Darling wed in St. Mary of the Cataract Church

    And just like that, it’s over. Years of acrimonious accusation, nonpayment of revenues and stubborn refusal came to a sudden and fair end on Thu... One student is graduating after three years with plans to become a physician assistant.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

Quotes

  1. "Sadly a lot of the column inches this weekend are going to be about controversy and it can easily become acrimonious," said McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh. "That's the way of Formula One, to sometimes stumble across into a very...
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Martin Whitmarsh Source: Reuters UK

  2. "It's not an acrimonious kind of thing," McConnell said. "In all the meetings I've been in, there's never been a lack of courtesy. I don't think there's anything personal. We are just in different places. Everybody fully understands that we...
    on Jul 7, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "This plan marks a turning point in the struggle to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Zwelinzima Vavi, the general-secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions. "We hail the new spirit, which signals the end to acrimonious debate...
    on Mar 14, 2007 By: Zwelinzima Vavi Source: Washington Post

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