Definition of acrimonia
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1.
LNS
ācrimōnia, ācrimōniae
2. acer
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. sharpness or pungency
  2. sharpness, acrimony, austerity, energy
  3. sharpness
Abbreviations
ācrimōnia, ae, f. 2. acer, sharpness or pungency (so far as it has a quickening, animating power, diff. fr. acerbitas, which desig. a disagreeable sharpness). Lit., of taste: si ulcus acrimoniam brassicae ferre non poterit, the pungency, irritation, smart, Cato R. R. 157, 5: dulcis cum quadam acrimonia, Plin. 24, 14, 78, § 128; cf. sinapis, id. 18, 13, 34, § 128 al.

—Of smell, Plin. 27, 13, 109, § 133.

— Fig., sharpness, acrimony, austerity of character, energy of acting: “animi vivacitas,” Non. 73, 17: mei feri ingeri iram atque animi acrem acrimoniam, Naev. ap. Non. 73, 18 (Rib. Trag. Rel. p. 11); cf.: vim, ferociam, animi, atrocitatem, iram, acrimoniam, Att. ib. (Ribbeck, p. 196): convenit in vultu pudorem et acrimoniam esse, Auct. Her. 3, 15, 26; cf. ib. 4, 13, 19; 24, 34: si Glabrionis patris vim et acrimoniam ceperis ad resistendum hominibus audacissimis, Cic. Verr. 1, 17, 52.

—Of abstract objects: vis et acrimonia causae, Cic. Inv. 2, 48, 143: licentiae, Auct. Her. 4, 37, 49.

—Of discourse, sharpness of speech (opp. sermo): tum in sermone, tum in acrimonia, now in common conversation, now in sharp talk, Auct. Her. 4, 42, 54.
 
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