Imbittered
Imbitter Im*bit"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im- in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant. [1913 Webster]

Is there anything that more imbitters the enjoyment of this life than shame? --South. [1913 Webster]

Imbittered against each other by former contests. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • embitter — Imbitter Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbitter — Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbittering — Imbitter Im*bit ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imbittered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imbittering}.] [Pref. im in + bitter. Cf. {Embitter}.] [Written also {embitter}.] To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exasperate — Ex*as per*ate, a. [L. exasperatus, p. p. of exsasperare to roughen, exasperate; ex out (intens.) + asperare to make rough, asper rough. See {Asperity}.] Exasperated; imbittered. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Like swallows which the exasperate dying …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grudge — Grudge, n. 1. Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel. [1913 Webster] Esau had conceived a mortal grudge and enmity against his brother Jacob. South. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Love Story 2050 — Infobox Film name = Love Story 2050 director = Harry Baweja writer = Harry Baweja starring = Priyanka Chopra Harman Baweja Boman Irani Archana Puran Singh imagesize = 200px caption= poster of Love Story 2050 producer = Pammi Baweja music = Anu… …   Wikipedia

  • Charito — was the Empress consort of Jovian, Roman Emperor. Contents 1 Name 2 Family 3 Empress 4 Widow 5 Referen …   Wikipedia

  • John Quincy Adams: Inaugural Address — ▪ Primary Source       Friday, March 4, 1825       In compliance with an usage coeval with the existence of our Federal Constitution, and sanctioned by the example of my predecessors in the career upon which I am about to enter, I appear, my… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”