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Meaning & Definition of Bitterness in English

English

Bitterness

/bɪtərnəs/

noun

1. A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    synonym:
  • resentment
  • ,
  • bitterness
  • ,
  • gall
  • ,
  • rancor
  • ,
  • rancour

2. A rough and bitter manner

    synonym:
  • bitterness
  • ,
  • acrimony
  • ,
  • acerbity
  • ,
  • jaundice
  • ,
  • tartness
  • ,
  • thorniness

3. The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

    synonym:
  • bitter
  • ,
  • bitterness

4. The property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

    synonym:
  • bitterness
  • ,
  • bitter

Examples of using

Don't call sweet that which gives rise to bitterness.
Today young people find themselves, through no fault of their own, living in a world torn by international bitterness and the threat of nuclear destruction.