acrimony acrimony  /ˈæ krɪ ˌmoʊ ni/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a rough and bitter manner

Usage(s):

  1. For the young couple, debt and unemployment fueled discord and acrimony till came a point of no return.
  2. Summit level talks between the two countries collapsed in acrimony, as the richer nation rejected the demands for an end to the nuclear tests.
  3. After years of acrimony, the two parties have finally decided to talk without preconditions.

News

  1. Schumer proposal shifts cargo inspections at Peace Bridge to Canada

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday interrupted all the acrimony over the future of the Peace Bridge with a legislative proposal that could end up permanently shifting preliminary inspections of cargo bound for the U.S. to the Canadian side of the bridge.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. Labor, Farms, and Costco Join Forces To Make Fruit Picking A Better Job

    A new program gives fruit pickers more money, and also more responsibility (for you not getting sick). When a big box retailer, a big farm, and migrant farmworkers claim to be on the same side, it’s natural to be suspicious. But the New York Times ’ Steven Greenhouse reports that a new program has made that happen--with no apparent acrimony. It’s part of the “ Equitable Food Initiative ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. North Korea proposes high-level nuclear, security talks with U.S.

    The rare proposal for talks between the Korean War foes follows months of acrimony over North Korea's defiant launch of a long-range rocket in December and a nuclear test in February, provocative acts that drew tightened U.N. and U.S. sanctions.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

Quotes

  1. "I do believe there will be an end point here ...... It's not in the national interest for uncertainty and indeed acrimony to be there in the public debate," she added.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Julia Gillard Source: Sin Chew Jit Poh

  2. "There's always the option for legal action at some point," said Garrett. "But we're focusing on what happens in Santiago, and we want the discussions to be constructive. We recognise that there's been much acrimony in the past, and in order...
    on Jun 24, 2008 By: Peter Garrett Source: Ninemsn

  3. But Palmer warned the nations against sticking to "the comfortable acrimony of our established positions."
    on Mar 2, 2010 By: Sir Geoffrey Palmer Source: AFP

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