from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bitter, sharp animosity, especially as exhibited in speech or behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sharp and bitter hatred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness.
- n. Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Acridity; harshness or extreme bitterness of taste; pungency; corrosiveness.
- n. Figuratively, sharpness or severity of temper; bitterness of expression proceeding from anger, ill nature, or petulance; virulence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a rough and bitter manner
Latin ācrimōnia, sharpness, from ācer, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French acrimonie, from Latin ācrimōnia ("sharpness, pungency"). (Wiktionary)