A Word A Day : Acrimonious

Word of 29th April 2007: A Word A Day-Acrimonious


( Adjective )

In this acrimonious political situation, we could not remain peace and calm.


1. Acerbic

2. Astringent

3. Biting

4. Caustic

5. Censorious

6. Churlish

7. Cutting

8. Irascible

9. Mordacious

10. Peevish

11. Petulant

12. Pungent

13. Rancorous

14. Sarcastic

15. Severe

16. Sharp

17. Spiteful

18. Tart

19. Trenchant

20. Vitriolic

Contextual Examples:

She was uncharacteristically acerbic in her response.

It seems churlish to refuse such a generous offer.

He tore up the letter in a fit of petulance.

People who did not like him said he was very sarcastic.

He is just being spiteful.

The stewed apple needs a bit more sugar. It is still a bit tart.


1. Affable

2. Benign

3. Forgiving

4. Good-tempered

5. Kind

Contextual Examples:

He found her parents very affable.

She is benign by nature.

Mt parents are very kind and forgiving.

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