acrimoniousness

  • 1 Acrimoniousness — Ac ri*mo ni*ous*ness, n. The quality of being acrimonious; asperity; acrimony. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 acrimoniousness — index spite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 acrimoniousness — acrimōˈniousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑acrimony * * * acrimoniousness rare 0. (ˌækrɪˈməʊnɪəsnɪs) [f. as prec. + ness.] The quality or habit of being acrimonious. In Todd, and subseq. Dicts …

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  • 4 acrimoniousness — noun see acrimonious …

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  • 5 acrimoniousness — See acrimoniously. * * * …

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  • 6 acrimoniousness — noun The quality of being resentful or cynical …

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  • 7 acrimoniousness — n. bitterness, rancor, causticity …

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  • 8 acrimonious — adjective Date: 1659 caustic, biting, or rancorous especially in feeling, language, or manner < an acrimonious dispute > • acrimoniously adverb • acrimoniousness noun …

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  • 9 Randall Collins — Randall Collins, Ph.D. (born 1941) The Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Member of the Advisory Editors Council of the Social Evolution History Journal.Education*1963 A.B. Harvard College *1964 M.A.,… …

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  • 10 acrimonious — acrimoniously, adv. acrimoniousness, n. /ak reuh moh nee euhs/, adj. caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.: an acrimonious answer; an acrimonious dispute. [1605 15; < ML acrimoniosus. See ACRIMONY, OUS] * * * …

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  • 11 spleen — spleenish, adj. /spleen/, n. 1. a highly vascular, glandular, ductless organ, situated in humans at the cardiac end of the stomach, serving chiefly in the formation of mature lymphocytes, in the destruction of worn out red blood cells, and as a… …

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  • 12 spite — I noun acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, bitterness, cattiness, contempt, defiance, despite, enmity, gall, grudge, harsh feeling, hate, hatred, hostility, ill feeling, ill nature, ill will, inimicality, intolerance, livor …

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  • 13 acrimonious — ac|ri|mo|ni|ous [ˌækrıˈməuniəs US ˈmou ] adj an acrimonious meeting or discussion is one in which people argue a lot and get very angry ▪ The meeting ended in an acrimonious dispute. >acrimoniously adv >acrimoniousness n [U] …

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  • 14 diatribe — [16] Diatribe’s connotations of acrimoniousness and abusiveness are a relatively recent (19th century) development. Originally in English it meant simply ‘learned discourse or disquisition’. It comes via Latin diatriba from Greek diatribé ‘that… …

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  • 15 acrimonious — (adj.) 1610s, acrid, from Fr. acrimonieux, from M.L. acrimoniosus, from L. acrimonia (see ACRIMONY (Cf. acrimony)). Of dispositions, debates, etc., from 1775. Related: Acrimoniously; acrimoniousness …

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  • 16 acerbity — n. 1. Sourness, astringency, roughness, acidity, acidness, tartness, acridity, acridness, bitterness. 2. Acrimony, acrimoniousness, severity, harshness, sternness, asperity, bitterness, venom, rancor, crabbedness, churlishness, moroseness,… …

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  • 17 crabbedness — n. 1. Sourness, roughness, tartness, acridity, acridness. 2. Asperity, acerbity, moroseness, sullenness, moodiness, churlishness, harshness, ill temper, acrimoniousness. 3. Difficulty, perplexity, intractability …

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  • 18 ill-nature — n. 1. Malevolence, unkindness, hatred, enmity, ill will. 2. Moroseness, sullenness, sourness, acerbity, acrimoniousness, bitterness, ill temper, bad temper …

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  • 19 pungency — n. 1. Acridness, acrimony, acrimoniousness, tartness, causticity, poignancy, piquancy, sharpness. 2. Keenness, severity, satire, pointedness, smartness …

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  • 20 acrimonious — adjective formal an acrimonious meeting, argument etc is full of angry comments because people feel very strongly about something: The meeting ended in an acrimonious dispute. acrimoniously adverb acrimoniousness noun (U) …

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