Definitions

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  • n. heartburn
  • n. discontent; secret enmity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing discontent.
  • n. Same as heartburn.
  • n. Discontent; secret enmity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In a fair win and a fair defeat, she said, there should be no heartburning!

    One Corpse Too Many

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