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"acrimonious" in British English

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acrimoniousadjective

uk   /ˌæk.rɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/  us   /-ˈmoʊ-/ formal
acrimoniously
adverb uk   us   /-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 ​includingstrong accusations: After an acrimonious ​debate, the ​proposal was ​adopted.
acrimony
noun [U]  us   /ˈæk·rəˌmoʊ·ni/
The acrimony of a ​legalbattledestroyedtheirfriendship.
(Definition of acrimonious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"acrimonious" in Business English

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acrimoniousadjective

uk   us   /ˌækrɪˈməʊniəs/ formal
involving a lot of anger and arguments: an acrimonious battle/debate/dispute Two ​topexecutives at the ​companyresigned after an acrimonious ​battle for ​control.an acrimonious departure/split/takeover The ​corporatetakeoverled 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)
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