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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-ruh-moh-nee]
    • /ˈæk rəˌmoʊ ni/
    • /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-ruh-moh-nee]
    • /ˈæk rəˌmoʊ ni/

Definitions of acrimony word

  • uncountable noun acrimony Acrimony is bitter and angry words or quarrels. 3
  • noun acrimony bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc 3
  • noun acrimony bitterness or harshness of temper, manner, or speech; asperity 3
  • noun acrimony sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony. 1
  • noun acrimony Bitterness or ill feeling. 1
  • noun acrimony bitterness 1

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Origin of acrimony

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < Latin ācrimōnia, equivalent to ācri- (stem of ācer) sharp, sour + -mōnia -mony

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Parts of speech for Acrimony


acrimony 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acrimony

noun acrimony

  • animosity — Animosity is a strong feeling of dislike and anger. Animosities are feelings of this kind.
  • ill will — hostile feeling; malevolence; enmity: to harbor ill will against someone.
  • belligerence — the act or quality of being belligerent or warlike; aggressiveness
  • bitterness — having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood, or aloes.
  • rancor — bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

Antonyms for acrimony

noun acrimony

  • good will — friendly disposition; benevolence; kindness.
  • liking — Usually, likes. the things a person likes: a long list of likes and dislikes.
  • benevolence — inclination or tendency to help or do good to others; charity
  • mildness — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
  • civility — politeness or courtesy, esp when formal

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