embitter
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to excite bitter feelings in <
embittered by divorce
>
2. to make bitter • embitterment noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • embitter — index affront, alienate (estrange), antagonize, bait (harass), discompose, incense Burton s Legal Th …   Law dictionary

  • embitter — c.1600, from EM (Cf. em ) + BITTER (Cf. bitter). Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s. Related: Embittered …   Etymology dictionary

  • embitter — [v] upset, alienate acerbate, acidulate, aggravate, anger, annoy, bitter, bother, disaffect, disillusion, envenom, exacerbate, exasperate, irritate, make bitter, make resentful, poison, sour, venom, worsen; concepts 7,14,19 Ant. calm, comfort,… …   New thesaurus

  • embitter — ► VERB ▪ make bitter or resentful …   English terms dictionary

  • embitter — [em bit′ər, imbit′ər] vt. 1. to make bitter; make resentful or morose 2. to make more bitter; exacerbate; aggravate embitterment n …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • embitter — embitterer, n. embitterment, n. /em bit euhr/, v.t. 1. to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness: Failure has embittered him. 2. to make bitter or more bitter in taste. Also, imbitter. [1595 1605; EM 1 + BITTER] Syn. 1. sour, rankle, envenom. * *… …   Universalium

  • embitter — verb To cause to be bitter …   Wiktionary

  • embitter — Synonyms and related words: acerbate, afflict, agent provocateur, aggravate, aggrieve, alienate, amplify, anguish, annoy, antagonize, arouse, augment, bitter, break down, bring to tears, bristle, build up, chafe, crush, cut up, damage, deepen,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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