Acrimonious
Acrimonious
Category : Adjectives


Acrimonious things are sharp, harsh, mean, and bitter.

Pronunciation:
ACK ruh MONE ee us

Part of speech:
Adjective.
(Adjectives are describing words, like "large" or "late."
They can be used in two ways:
1. Right before a noun, as in "an acrimonious debate."
2. After a linking verb, as in "It was acrimonious.")

Other forms:
For the noun, pick "acrimoniousness" or "acrimony" (ACK ruh mone ee). (I prefer "acrimony.")
The adverb is "acrimoniously."

How to use it:

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examples:
Traditionally, a roast is supposed to be good-natured, even peppered with hints of praise, not acrimonious.

Her parting from the company was so acrimonious that we were shocked--and worried how desperate she must be--when she asked us for a letter of recommendation.



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