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acrimony

Definition:

a rough and bitter manner

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

acrimonious

Plural:

acrimonies

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"quality of being acrid", from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc (8 of 460 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/acrimony

Merriam-Webster:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural] | acidity [synonym] | acidness [synonym] | acridity [synonym] | acridness [synonym] | asperity [synonym] | bile [synonym] | bitterness [synonym] | ...

harsh or biting sharpness especially of words, manner, or disposition (10 of 150 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/acrimony

Oxford Dictionary:

acrimony

bitterness or ill feeling (4 of 52 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/acrimony

Cambridge Dictionary:

acrimonious [formal] | acrimoniously [adverb, derived] | acrimony [noun, derived]

full of anger, arguments and bad feeling (7 of 49 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acrimonious

Macmillan British Dictionary:

acrimony [uncountable]

angry and unpleasant words and feelings (6 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/acrimony

New World Dictionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

bitterness or harshness of temper, manner, or speech; asperity (9 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acrimony

American Heritage Dictionary:

acrimony

Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior. (10 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acrimony

Random House Dictionary:

acrimony

sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.. (9 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/acrimony

Wiktionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural] | animosity [synonym] | bitterness [synonym] | enmity [synonym] | hatred [synonym] | opposition [synonym]

A sharp and bitter hatred. (5 of 6 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/acrimony

Wikipedia:

Taste | gustatory perception | gustation

one of the five traditional senses. Taste is the sensation produced when a substance in the mouth reacts chemically with receptors of taste buds. Taste, along with smell and trigeminal nerve stimulation, determines flavors, the sensory impressions of... (38 of 6764 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Taste

Britannica Encyclopedia:

jaundice [pathology]

excess accumulation of bile pigments in the bloodstream and bodily tissues that causes a yellow to orange and sometimes even greenish discoloration of ... (23 of 512 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/301639​/jaundice

Columbia Encyclopedia:

jaundice

abnormal condition in which the body fluids and tissues, particularly the skin and eyes, take on a yellowish color as a result of an excess of ... (26 of 197 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0826037​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

acrimony

bitterness and resentment, especially in speech, attitude, or tone (9 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583458​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

acrimony

First use: 1540s

Origin: "quality of being acrid", from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste", figuratively ... (19 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=acrimony

Oxford Dictionary:

acrimony

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: (in the sense "bitter taste or smell"): from French acrimonie or Latin acrimonia, from acer, acri- "pungent, acrid"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/acrimony

Merriam-Webster:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

First use: 1542

Origin: Middle French or Latin; Middle French acrimonie, from Latin acrimonia, from acr-, acer

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/acrimony

New World Dictionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

Origin: Latin acrimonia, sharpness from acer, sharp from Indo-European base *a_-: see "acid"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acrimony

American Heritage Dictionary:

acrimony

Origin: Latin ācrimōnia, sharpness, from ācer, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acrimony

Collins Dictionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācer sharp, sour

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/acrimony

Wiktionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

Origin: Middle French acrimonie, from Latin ācrimōnia ("sharpness, pungency").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/acrimony

Encarta Dictionary:

acrimony

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin acrimonia from acri- "sharp, pungent"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583458​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

acrimony | acrimonies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "acrimony"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/acrimony

Cambridge Dictionary:

acrimonious [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "acrimony"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "acrimony"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/acrimonious

Macmillan British Dictionary:

acrimony [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "acrimony"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/acrimony

Macmillan American Dictionary:

acrimony [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "acrimony"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/acrimony

the Free Dictionary:

acrimony

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "acrimony"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "acrimony"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "acrimony" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/acrimony

Google Dictionary:

acrimony

Audio: English pronunciation of "acrimony"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

acrimony

Audio: North American pronunciation of "acrimony"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=acrimo​02 word=acrimony

YourDictionary Audio:

acrimony

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "acrimony" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/acrimony

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