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, 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]


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  • 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

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imbitterment — Im*bit ter*ment, n. The act of imbittering; bitter feeling; embitterment. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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