acrimony

[ak-ruh-moh-nee]
noun
sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin ācrimōnia, equivalent to ācri- (stem of ācer) sharp, sour + -mōnia -mony


bitterness, animosity, spitefulness, asperity, spite.


goodwill, civility, kindness, politeness.
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acrimony (ˈækrɪmənɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
 
[C16: from Latin ācrimōnia, from ācer sharp, sour]

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acrimony
1540s, "quality of being acrid," from L. acrimonia "sharpness, pungency of taste," from acer "sharp" (fem. acris, neut. acre; see acrid) + -monia suffix of action, state, condition. Figurative extension to "sharpness of temper" is first recorded 1610s.
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Example sentences
But it has not reached that level of acrimony this year, at least yet.
His concern, he says, is that acrimony over the budget will delay progress and
  leave researchers spinning their wheels.
What's unusual about the labor negotiations currently underway is the lack of
  acrimony.
Sometimes the parties can negotiate these issues directly without feelings of
  irritation or acrimony.
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