Meaning of “acrimonious” in the English Dictionary

"acrimonious" in British English

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acrimoniousadjective

uk /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us /ˌæk.rəˈmoʊ.ni.əs/ formal
acrimoniously
adverb uk /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs.li/ us /ˌæk.rəˈmoʊ.ni.əs.li/

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.

(Definition of “acrimonious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"acrimonious" in American English

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acrimoniousadjective

us /ˌæk·rəˈmoʊ·ni·əs/

angry and including strong accusations:

After an acrimonious debate, the proposal was adopted.
acrimony
noun [ U ] us /ˈæk·rəˌmoʊ·ni/

(Definition of “acrimonious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"acrimonious" in Business English

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acrimoniousadjective

uk /ˌækrɪˈməʊniəs/ us formal

involving a lot of anger and arguments:

an acrimonious battle/debate/dispute Two top executives at the company resigned after an acrimonious battle for control.
an acrimonious departure/split/takeover The corporate takeover led to an acrimonious split with Mr Murray who was forced out of the company.

(Definition of “acrimonious” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)