Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing discontent; especially, causing envy or jealousy.
  • noun Heartburn.
  • noun Discontent; especially, envy or jealousy; enmity.

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

  • noun (Med.) Same as heartburn.
  • noun Discontent; secret enmity.
  • adjective Causing discontent.

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

  • noun medicine heartburn
  • noun discontent; secret enmity

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

  • noun intense resentment

Etymologies

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heart +‎ burning

Examples

  • Link ahhh… the heartwarming story of Cinderella and her transparent recipes for success… how heartburning..

    McCain Campaign Blames Intern for ‘Farfallegate’ - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I cannot possibly pay for the damage I have done, and if the real cause of this is published, it will lead only to heartburning and the obstruction of my work.

    First Men in the Moon

  • There was heartburning among them, for Bair had still only two wells, and both were beset.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • A woman herself, she understood something of the fear, and shame, and heartburning that had gone to the making of the lie.

    Australia Felix

  • When, at length, after much heartburning and conscientious scrupling, he was mastered by a healthier spirit of self-assertion, which made him rebel against the uselessness of the conflict, and doggedly resolve to put an end to it, he was only enabled to stand firm by summoning to his aid all the strengthening egoism, which is latent in every more or less artistic nature.

    Maurice Guest

  • None the less, the sacrifice she was now called on to make was a bitter one, and cost her much heartburning: when she first grasped the KIND of change Richard was tentatively proposing, she burst into heated exclamation.

    The Way Home

  • Class carried books with them, the present year being one of much struggling and heartburning, and few leisured moments.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • By comparison with conditions Longstreet found in Tennessee, the army command in Virginia seemed a happy fellowship, but during the months of Old Pete's absence some of Lee's other lieutenants had probably more of contention and heartburning than they had known since the spring of 1862.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • By comparison with conditions Longstreet found in Tennessee, the army command in Virginia seemed a happy fellowship, but during the months of Old Pete's absence some of Lee's other lieutenants had probably more of contention and heartburning than they had known since the spring of 1862.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • This was a part of the contract which had caused some heartburning among terrestrial politicians and financiers now that, belatedly, the space elevator's potential was being realised.

    The Fountains of Paradise

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