What does the word acrimony mean?

Usage examples for acrimony

  1. The acrimony in the tariff debate had been disturbing, and the attacks on Speaker Cannon from his own party colleagues increased in frequency and virulence inside and outside of Congress. – Contemporary American History, 1877-1913 by Charles A. Beard
  2. She was also satisfied that he had not come on a formal, friendly visit- the memory of her last interview with him forbade such a conjecture, for on that occasion politeness had been deposed from her throne and acrimony had reigned in her stead. – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  3. Franklin's daring proposal to neutralize the " artillery of heaven," of course could not escape, and the impiety of lightning- rods was widely discussed, often with acrimony. – Inventors by Philip Gengembre Hubert