- I(Roget's IV) n.1. [The quality of being bitter to the tongue]Syn. tartness, piquancy, pungency, astringency, acidity, acerbity, sourness, acridity, brackishness, brininess, sharpness, harshness.Ant. sweetness*, blandness, delectability.2. [The quality of being bitter to the mind]Syn. pain, painfulness, virulence, anguish, agony, grievousness, mordancy, venom, harshness, acrimony, rancor, resentment, gall, cynicism, acerbity, asperity, embitterment, hostility; see also distress 1 , rancor , resentment .Ant. solace, balm*, enjoyment.II(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of feeling bitter: acrimony, embitterment, gall1, rancor, rancorousness, resentfulness, resentment, virulence, virulency. See FEELINGS.
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Bitterness — Bit ter*ness, n. [AS. biternys; biter better + nys = ness.] 1. The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bitterness — O.E. biternys bitterness, grief; see BITTER (Cf. bitter) + NESS (Cf. ness). Figurative sense (of feelings, etc.) is attested earlier than literal sense (of taste), which will surprise no one who reads any amount of Anglo Saxon literature … Etymology dictionary
bitterness — [n1] sourness acerbity, acidity, acridity, astringency, brackishness, brininess, piquancy, pungency, sharpness, tartness, vinegariness; concept 614 Ant. sweetness bitterness [n2] agony acrimoniousness, anguish, asperity, distress, grievousness,… … New thesaurus
bitterness — index alienation (estrangement), feud, ill will, rancor, resentment, spite, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaur … Law dictionary
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bitterness — n. 1) to feel bitterness 2) a touch of bitterness 3) bitterness about, over; towards * * * over towards a touch of bitterness to feel bitterness bitterness about … Combinatory dictionary
bitterness — noun 1) the bitterness of the medicine Syn: sharpness, acidity, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness; technical acerbity Ant: sweetness 2) there was no bitterness between them Syn: re … Thesaurus of popular words
bitterness — noun 1) the bitterness of the medicine Syn: sharpness, acidity, tartness, sourness 2) there was no bitterness between them Syn: acrimony, hostility, anger, antipathy, antagonism, enmity … Synonyms and antonyms dictionary
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