bitterness

  • 1 Bitterness — Bit ter*ness, n. [AS. biternys; biter better + nys = ness.] 1. The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 bitterness — O.E. biternys bitterness, grief; see BITTER (Cf. bitter) + NESS (Cf. ness). Figurative sense (of feelings, etc.) is attested earlier than literal sense (of taste), which will surprise no one who reads any amount of Anglo Saxon literature …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 bitterness — [n1] sourness acerbity, acidity, acridity, astringency, brackishness, brininess, piquancy, pungency, sharpness, tartness, vinegariness; concept 614 Ant. sweetness bitterness [n2] agony acrimoniousness, anguish, asperity, distress, grievousness,… …

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  • 4 bitterness — index alienation (estrangement), feud, ill will, rancor, resentment, spite, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaur …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 bitterness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, great, real ▪ lingering … OF BITTERNESS ▪ edge, hint …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 6 bitterness — n. 1) to feel bitterness 2) a touch of bitterness 3) bitterness about, over; towards * * * over towards a touch of bitterness to feel bitterness bitterness about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 bitterness — noun 1) the bitterness of the medicine Syn: sharpness, acidity, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness; technical acerbity Ant: sweetness 2) there was no bitterness between them Syn: re …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 8 bitterness — noun 1) the bitterness of the medicine Syn: sharpness, acidity, tartness, sourness 2) there was no bitterness between them Syn: acrimony, hostility, anger, antipathy, antagonism, enmity …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 9 bitterness — Synonyms and related words: absolute zero, acerbity, aching heart, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, agony, agony of mind, algidity, anguish, animosity, animus, antagonism, apologies, asperity, astringence,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 bitterness —    Awa awa, awa awaina, awa awahia, ko ana awa, nanahua.    ♦ Remove the bitterness, hulialana …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 11 bitterness — bitter ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. 2) causing pain or unhappiness. 3) feeling anger, hurt, and resentment. 4) (of a conflict) harsh and acrimonious. 5) (of wind or weather) intensely cold. ► NOUN 1) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 bitterness — noun see bitter I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 bitterness — See bitterly. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 bitterness — noun /ˈbɪtənəs/ a) the quality of having a bitter taste b) the quality of feeling bitter; acrimony, resentment Syn: acerbicness, acridity, acridness …

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  • 15 bitterness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being bitter to the tongue] Syn. tartness, piquancy, pungency, astringency, acidity, acerbity, sourness, acridity, brackishness, brininess, sharpness, harshness. Ant. sweetness*, blandness, delectability. 2.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 bitterness — bit·ter·ness || bɪtÉ™nɪs n. sourness, acridness; unpleasantness, unhappiness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 bitterness — n. 1. Bitter taste, acridity, acridness. 2. Intensity, poignancy, grievousness, severity. 3. Spleen, gall, rankling, rancor, heart burning, animosity, hatred, malice, malignity, spite, enmity, ill will, bad blood. 4. Asperity, acerbity, severity …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 bitterness — n 1.(all usu. of taste) sourness, acidity, vinegariness, tartness, harshness, sharpness, acerbity. 2. resentment, grudge, animosity, hostility; indignation, pique, dudgeon; rancor, choler, anger, bile, spleen; gall, wormwood, gal! and wormwood. 3 …

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  • 19 bitterness — bit·ter·ness …

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  • 20 bitterness — See: bitter …

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