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Synonyms for acrimonious
ˌæk rəˈmoʊ ni əsac·ri·mo·nious

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  1. acrimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    rancorous

  2. acrimoniousadjective

    Of or pertaining to acrimony, words, arguments, quarrels: bitter; mean-spirited; sharp in language or tone.

    Synonyms:
    rancorous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acrimonious

    Acid, sour, and bitter agree in being contrasted with sweet, but the two former are sharply distinguished from the latter. Acid or sour is the taste of vinegar or lemon-juice; bitter that of quassia, quinine, or strychnine. Acrid is nearly allied to bitter. Pungent suggests the effect of pepper or snuff on the organs of taste or smell; as, a pungent odor. Caustic indicates the corroding effect of some strong chemical, as nitrate of silver. In a figurative sense, as applied to language or character, these words are very closely allied. We say a sour face, sharp words, bitter complaints, caustic wit, cutting irony, biting sarcasm, a stinging taunt, harsh judgment, a tart reply. Harsh carries the idea of intentional and severe unkindness, bitter of a severity that arises from real or supposed ill treatment. The bitter speech springs from the sore heart. Tart and sharp utterances may not proceed from an intention to wound, but merely from a wit recklessly keen; cutting, stinging, and biting speech indicates more or less of hostile intent, the latter being the more deeply malicious. The caustic utterance is meant to burn, perhaps wholesomely, as in the satire of Juvenal or Cervantes. Compare MOROSE.

    Synonyms:
    acerb, acetous, acid, acidulated, acidulous, acrid, biting, bitter, caustic, cutting, harsh, irate, pungent, savage, sharp, sour, stinging, tart, vinegarish, virulent

    Antonyms:
    dulcet, honeyed, luscious, nectared, saccharine, sweet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acrimonious

    Synonyms:
    sharp, biting, stinging, pungent, acrid, ill-natured, sarcastic

    Antonyms:
    smooth, sweet, pleasant, goodnatured, bland

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acrimonious, bitteradjective

    marked by strong resentment or cynicism

    "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"

    Synonyms:
    acrid, biting, acid, sulphurous, caustic, bitter, virulent, blistering, acerbic, vitriolic, acerb, sulfurous

    Antonyms:
    unresentful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acrimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] corrosive, caustic, sharp

  2. acrimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    severe, harsh, hard, acrid, sarcastic, bitter, virulent, malignant, censorious, crabbed, snarling, snappish, testy, pettish, petulant, cross, sour, tart, splenetic, peevish, ill-tempered, ill-natured

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. acrimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    caustic, sarcastic, censorious, virulent, rancorous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "acrimonious":

    bitter

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How to use acrimonious in a sentence?

  1. Todd Spodek:

    I would never have my clients do anything like this, especially given the acrimonious relationship between the ex-wife and the widow. There was no urgency to the matter and the request could be misconstrued, attorneys have process servers and paralegals who can easily obtain a death certificate. It makes no sense to reach out to the wife.

  2. Matt Schlapp:

    Sometimes I think Donald Trump's better the more acrimonious Donald Trump gets.

  3. Chris Stirewalt:

    I have every expectation that if this is a close election, whether its Democrat or Republican, the lawyers will be involved and itwill be acrimonious. We have been there before. The 2000 election was a thing, i think to Mollys point, I think to the larger issue, we are having a hard time and its a little bit in both parties, we dont trust the gatekeepers, we dont trust the referees... We dont have the confidence that people will accept outcomes. But, I have every confidence we will have a decisive election and that the loser will lose and the winner will win.

  4. Marty Moore:

    You can only imagine how these kinds of allegations could find themselves very present in many acrimonious situations, maybe even acrimonious situations between parents and children, between churches and parishioners, between married couples going through divorces.


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