embitter

  • 1Embitter — Em*bit ter, v. t. To make bitter or sad. See {Imbitter}. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2embitter — index affront, alienate (estrange), antagonize, bait (harass), discompose, incense Burton s Legal Th …

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  • 3embitter — c.1600, from EM (Cf. em ) + BITTER (Cf. bitter). Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s. Related: Embittered …

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  • 4embitter — [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,… …

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  • 5embitter — ► VERB ▪ make bitter or resentful …

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  • 6embitter — [em bit′ər, imbit′ər] vt. 1. to make bitter; make resentful or morose 2. to make more bitter; exacerbate; aggravate embitterment n …

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  • 7embitter — 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,… …

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  • 8embitter — transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to excite bitter feelings in < embittered by divorce > 2. to make bitter • embitterment noun …

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  • 9embitter — 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. * *&#8230; …

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  • 10embitter — verb To cause to be bitter …

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  • 11embitter — 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,&#8230; …

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  • 12embitter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. sour, envenom, poison, anger, irritate. See resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. sour, envenom, rankle, exacerbate; see alienate , anger 1 , bother 2 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or&#8230; …

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  • 13embitter — em·bit·ter || ɪm bɪtÉ™ v. cause bitterness, sour; cause resentment …

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  • 14embitter — verb [usu. as adjective embittered] make bitter or resentful. Derivatives embitterment noun …

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  • 15embitter — v. a. [Written also Imbitter.] 1. Make bitter or more bitter. 2. Make unhappy or grievous or distressing. 3. Aggravate, exacerbate, render more severe or bitter or poignant or violent or malignant. 4. Exasperate, anger, make hostile, madden,&#8230; …

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  • 16embitter — verb (T) to make someone feel hate and anger for a long time because they think they have been treated unfairly: The incident had embittered relations between the two countries. embittered adjective …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17embitter — v 1.(all of taste) sour, acidulate, acidify, acetify; (all of feelings) envenom, gall, rankle, acerbate, exacerbate, poison. 2. irritate, aggravate, annoy, bother, fret, nettle, vex, plague, disturb, perturb, plague, harass. Chiefly U.S. rile,&#8230; …

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  • 18embitter — em·bit·ter …

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  • 19embitter — em•bit•ter [[t]ɛmˈbɪt ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness 2) to make bitter or more bitter in taste • Etymology: 1595–1605 em•bit′ter•er, n. em•bit′ter•ment, n …

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  • 20embitter — /ɛmˈbɪtə / (say em bituh) verb (t) to make bitter or more bitter. –embitterer, noun –embitterment, noun –embittered, adjective …

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