Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Bitterness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Bitterness.

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  • noun bitterness

Etymologies

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Latin amaritudo, from amarus bitter: compare Old French amaritude.

Examples

  • Solomon’s mind was again busy with the problem; and on his uncle urging him to make himself agreeable, and to speak in simpler language, as nothing was so hateful to women as a bookworm, he replied — “I never intend to marry, sir; and I should be glad if this declaration would satisfy you, because I wish to avoid ambages; not that I am deterred by fear of matrimonial amaritude.”

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  • bitter almondness

    January 7, 2009