Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of embittering.

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

  • noun The act of embittering; also, that which embitters.

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

  • noun uncountable The state of being embittered
  • noun countable Something which embitters

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

  • noun the state of being embittered

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But if we glimpse in Rosa's desire the idea of the sexual racial Other, then can we ask if Jack's embitterment is only possible because of the institution of servitude from which he has rebelled?

    Savage Boundaries

  • Idealism may be the luxury of youth, but I’d say rancor and embitterment is the wage of age.

    Think Progress » Let The Cameras Roll

  • These were heavy impressions to struggle against, and brought that melancholy embitterment which is the consequence of all excessive claim: even his religious faith wavered with his wavering trust in his own authorship, and the consolations of the Christian hope in immortality seemed to lean on the immortality of the still unwritten

    Middlemarch

  • These were heavy impressions to struggle against, and brought that melancholy embitterment which is the consequence of all excessive claim: even his religious faith wavered with his wavering trust in his own authorship, and the consolations of the Christian hope in immortality seemed to lean on the immortality of the still unwritten Key to all Mythologies.

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • These were heavy impressions to struggle against, and brought that melancholy embitterment which is the consequence of all excessive claim: even his religious faith wavered with his wavering trust in his own authorship, and the consolations of the Christian hope in immortality seemed to lean on the immortality of the still unwritten

    Middlemarch

  • I have chosen a road fraught with dangers and for this sake suffered from hardships, embitterment, betrayal, and treachery.

    The Longest War

  • I have chosen a road fraught with dangers and for this sake suffered from hardships, embitterment, betrayal, and treachery.

    The Longest War

  • I have chosen a road fraught with dangers and for this sake suffered from hardships, embitterment, betrayal, and treachery.

    The Longest War

  • Simultaneously, I have heard reports of embitterment towards those Afghans who fled and who are now returning.

    Khaled Hosseini - An interview with author

  • I have chosen a road fraught with dangers and for this sake suffered from hardships, embitterment, betrayal, and treachery.

    The Longest War

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