un acrimonious

acrimonious

[ak-ruh-moh-nee-uhs]
adjective
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute.

Origin:
1605–15; < Medieval Latin ācrimōniōsus. See acrimony, -ous

acrimoniously, adverb
acrimoniousness, noun
unacrimonious, adjective
unacrimoniously, adverb
unacrimoniousness, noun
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acrimonious (ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəs)
 
adj
characterized by bitterness or sharpness of manner, speech, temper, etc
 
acrimoniously
 
adv
 
acrimoniousness
 
n

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acrimonious
1610s, "acrid," from Fr. acrimonieux, from M.L. acrimoniosus, from L. acrimonia (see acrimony). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775.
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