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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ruh-moh-nee-uh s]
    • /ˌæk rəˈmoʊ ni əs/
    • /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-moh-nee-uh s]
    • /ˌæk rəˈmoʊ ni əs/

Definitions of acrimoniously word

  • adjective acrimoniously caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute. 1
  • noun acrimoniously In an acrimonious manner; with acrimony. 1

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Origin of acrimoniously

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
From the Medieval Latin word ācrimōniōsus, dating back to 1605-15. See acrimony, -ous

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Parts of speech for Acrimoniously


acrimoniously popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 60% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acrimoniously usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acrimoniously

adv acrimoniously

  • acerbically — in an acerbic manner
  • bitingly — nipping; smarting; keen: biting cold; a biting sensation on the tongue.
  • caustically — capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue.
  • maliciously — full of, characterized by, or showing malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful: malicious gossip.
  • sneeringly — to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt: They sneered at his pretensions.

adverb acrimoniously

  • bitterly — You use bitterly when you are describing an attitude which involves strong, unpleasant emotions such as anger or dislike.
  • spiteful — full of spite or malice; showing spite; malicious; malevolent; venomous: a spiteful child.
  • rancorous — full of or showing rancor.
  • discordantly — disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
  • hostilely — of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy: a hostile nation.

Antonyms for acrimoniously

adverb acrimoniously

  • amicably — characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: an amicable settlement.

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