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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacrimoniousac‧ri‧mo‧ni‧ous /ˌækrəˈməʊniəs◂ $ -ˈmoʊ-/ ●○○ adjective  ANGRYan acrimonious meeting or discussion is one in which people argue a lot and get very angry syn bitter The meeting ended in an acrimonious dispute.acrimoniously adverbacrimoniousness noun [uncountable]
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acrimoniousAfter an acrimonious and close battle, Guinness emerged narrowly as the victor.Talks about a future role at Old Trafford had collapsed in acrimonious circumstances.She unexpectedly triggered an acrimonious conclusion to the conversation when she told Bernon she would pray for him.There followed a public and acrimonious debate between representatives of solicitors and barristers on the issue of rights of audience.an acrimonious divorceThe book reveals an the exchange of acrimonious letters between Diana and her father-in-law.The vote transcended party divisions, in notable contrast to the acrimonious partisanship that preceded the climactic moment.In years past, state and federal police have had a particularly acrimonious relationship.
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