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acrimonious

adjective uk   /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/ formal
full of anger, arguments, and bad feeling: an acrimonious dispute Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce.
acrimoniously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
In 2012 he separated acrimoniously from his wife.
acrimony
noun [U] uk   /ˈæk.rɪ.mə.ni/ us    /ˈæk.rəˌmoʊ.ni/
The acrimony of the dispute has shocked a lot of people.
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