There, acrimony between rap superstars and an indie filmmaker boiled over into the public realm as never before.
From day one, the press will be searching for signs of acrimony or insubordination.
But if one recognizes that Americans see their country in religious terms, the level of acrimony is more easily understandable.
1540s, "quality of being acrid," from Middle French acrimonie or directly from Latin acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste," figuratively "acrimony, severity, energy," from acer "sharp" (fem. acris, neuter acre; see acrid) + -monia suffix of action, state, condition. Figurative extension to "sharpness of temper" is first recorded 1610s.