Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being bitter, in any of the senses of that word.

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

  • noun 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, grief, or vexation of mind.
  • noun A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.
  • noun Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the quality of having a bitter taste
  • noun the quality of feeling bitter; acrimony, resentment

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  • noun the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

Etymologies

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bitter +‎ -ness

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