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

[ak′rəmō′nē]
Etymology: L, acrimonia, pungency
a quality of bitterness, harshness, or sharpness.

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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He said: "We want to make sure that when a marriage ends, couples can get a divorce without the acrimony which would make it more difficult for the children involved.
Everything has to come to an end and you always hope when the end comes that it's going to be one in which you walk away and you feel you've reached the limit, and there's no acrimony, and there's no ill feeling and that trust and integrity is still there.
New Delhi: Acrimony over the selection yesterday of Narendra Modi to head the opposition's campaign in India's coming election exposed rifts within his Hindu nationalist party.
The Italian feels it underlined the fact no acrimony remains over his resignation on a point of principle after John Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for a second time.
The latest attack took place in the town of Gaziantep amid rising tensions because of the Syrian conflict and demonstrations of force by Syrian Kurds and growing acrimony between Turkey and Syria.
The acrimony over the Lindisfarne Gospels has eased with the planned loan to Durham by the Library next year, but it is hoped that one day soon a more equitable arrangement can be made with regard to that treasure too.
and Pakistani officials said the November killing of 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO airstrike and Washington s refusal to outright apologize for the deaths has been a game changer in a relationship characterized by mistrust and mutual acrimony.
A single currency starts as an act of friendship with the neighbours, and ends in acrimony like a bad marriage" - Tory MP and ex-cabinet minister John Redwood.
All efforts at compromise among the Republican-controlled House, the Democratic-run Senate and President Barack Obama have failed, raising the level of partisan acrimony.
Summary: VIENNA - OPEC talks broke down in acrimony on Wednesday without an agreement to raise output after Saudi Arabia failed to convince the group to lift production.
Such historically demonstrated frustrations between the major religions of the world has created much acrimony, currently demonstrated in the Middle East religious war and the fundamentalist Islamic holy war against the Christian West (called terrorism in the media).
The acrimony was not by the principal actors, but by those who were putting questions.