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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Acrimonies (0.00983 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Acrimonies.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: acrimony kesengitan, ketajaman
English → English (WordNet) Definition: acrimony acrimony n : a sharp and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acerbity, jaundice]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Acrimonies Acrimony \Ac"ri*mo*ny\, n.; pl. Acrimonies. [L. acrimonia, fr. acer, sharp: cf. F. acrimonie.] 1. A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants. [Archaic] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Sharpness or severity, as of language or temper; irritating bitterness of disposition or manners. [1913 Webster] John the Baptist set himself with much acrimony and indignation to baffle this senseless arrogant conceit of theirs. --South. [1913 Webster] Syn: Acrimony, Asperity, Harshness, Tartness. Usage: These words express different degrees of angry feeling or language. Asperity and harshness arise from angry feelings, connected with a disregard for the feelings of others. Harshness usually denotes needless severity or an undue measure of severity. Acrimony is a biting sharpness produced by an imbittered spirit. Tartness denotes slight asperity and implies some degree of intellectual readiness. Tartness of reply; harshness of accusation; acrimony of invective. [1913 Webster] In his official letters he expressed, with great acrimony, his contempt for the king's character. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] It is no very cynical asperity not to confess obligations where no benefit has been received. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] A just reverence of mankind prevents the growth of harshness and brutality. --Shaftesbury. [1913 Webster] ||


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