Definitions

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  • n. The state of being embittered
  • n. Something which embitters

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of embittering.

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

  • n. the state of being embittered

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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 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

  • 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

  • There were weary middle-aged couples, sitting slump-shouldered on their wheeled suitcases at airport terminals with an expression on their faces that lay somewhere between embitterment and resignation.

    After the volcano: Home at last, and what a long, strange trip it was...

  • However, Wilson's idealism foundered on the rocks of American partisan politics, creating a legacy of Arab disappointment and embitterment about the United States 'failure to deliver on its promises to them.

    America's Legacy in the Middle East: Lessons for Obama? Where Does Yemen Fit?

  • If I had to lay a bet on which new disorder recently discussed in the psychiatric literature has the most promising future, it would be “post-traumatic embitterment disorder.”

    Crazy Like Us

  • Symptoms include embitterment, feelings of injustice, and helplessness.

    Crazy Like Us

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