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Synonyms for bitterness
bit·ter·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. bitternessnoun

    the quality of having a bitter taste

    Synonyms:
    acerbicness, acridness, acridity

  2. bitternessnoun

    the quality of feeling bitter; acrimony, resentment

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, rancor, resentment, gall, rancour

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bitterness

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, severity, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancournoun

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, saddle sore, rancour, impudence, freshness, insolence, rancor, bile, thorniness, tartness, acerbity, resentment, cheekiness, impertinence, gall, jaundice, crust, bitter

  2. bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorninessnoun

    a rough and bitter manner

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, sourness, bristliness, sour, rancor, thorniness, tartness, acerbity, resentment, prickliness, spininess, gall, icterus, jaundice, bitter, rancour

  3. bitter, bitternessnoun

    the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

    Synonyms:
    rancour, rancor, thorniness, acrimony, jaundice, bitter, resentment, tartness, acerbity, gall

  4. bitterness, bitternoun

    the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

    Synonyms:
    rancour, rancor, thorniness, acrimony, jaundice, bitter, resentment, tartness, acerbity, gall

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bitternessnoun

    Synonyms:
    bitter taste

  2. bitternessnoun

    Synonyms:
    spleen, gall, rankling, rancor, heart-burning, animosity, hatred, malice, malignity, spite, enmity, ill-will

  3. bitternessnoun

    Synonyms:
    asperity, acerbity, severity, harshness, acrimony, ill-temper, bad blood

  4. bitternessnoun

    Synonyms:
    distress, pain, grief, sorrow, affliction, heaviness, regret, despondency

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bitternessnoun

    Synonyms:
    acridity, acerbity, gall, wormwood, poignancy, intensity, severity, rancor, malice, malignity, implacableness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bitterness":

    resentment, exasperation, acrimony, rancour, sadness

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How to use bitterness in a sentence?

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    I asked him once, have you ever been stopped in a circumstance when you thought you weren't doing anything wrong. He goes, 'all the time,' i never had to live with that. I don't know what that feels like. Nobody has ever stopped me walking into the Capitol, making sure I was credentialed. If there is a bitterness about it, he keeps it incredibly well concealed.

  2. Thomas Plante:

    Forgiveness is a powerful tonic for bitterness, anger and upset, practice it regularly, not often easy to do I admit, but you can get better at it, and you will feel less stressed.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

  4. Edna St. Vincent Millay:

    Let us forget such words, and all they mean, as Hatred, Bitterness and Rancor, Greed, Intolerance, Bigotry. Let us renew our faith and pledge to Man, his right to be Himself, and free.

  5. Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:

    Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.


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