acrimony


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ac·ri·mo·ny

(ak'rĭ-mō-nē),
The quality of being intensely irritant, biting, or pungent.
[L. acrimonia, pungency]

acrimony

Medspeak
A nebulous term for a state characterised by pungent taste(s) and/or acrid odour(s).

Psychiatry
Animosity, bitterness towards another person(s).

ac·ri·mo·ny

(ak'rĭ-mō-nē)
Being intensely irritant, biting, or pungent.
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