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Synonyms for bitterness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)

    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, thorniness(noun)

    a rough and bitter manner

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

  3. bitter, bitterness(noun)

    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, bitter(noun)

    the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

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

Wiktionary

  1. bitterness(noun)

    the quality of having a bitter taste

    Synonyms:
    acerbicness, acridness, acridity

  2. bitterness(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bitterness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bitter taste

  2. bitterness(n.)

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

  3. bitterness(n.)

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

  4. bitterness(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bitterness(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    resentment, exasperation, acrimony, rancour, sadness

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How to use bitterness in a sentence?

  1. Lamar Sally:

    All I can do is to take care of my son the best way I know how, but I feel sorry for Sherri, i don’t hate her or have any bitterness, but one day she is going to have to sit down and explain to LJ (Lamar Jr.) that she turned her back on him and I don’t know how she is going to do that.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Who, in after life, can help smiling at the fancies in which early anticipation revelled ; how absurd, how impossible, do they not now appear! Yet, in such mockery lurks much of bitterness : the laugh rings hollow from many a disappointment, and many a mortification.

  3. Leo C. Rosten:

    Satire is focused bitterness.

  4. Paul Rozin:

    People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coaster, such benign masochism is widespread in humans, and we really don't know how that process operates.

  5. Andrea Dworkin:

    For a mother the project of raising a boy is the most fulfilling project she can hope for. She can watch him, as a child, play the games she was not allowed to play; she can invest in him her ideas, aspirations, ambitions, and values -- or whatever she has left of them; she can watch her son, who came from her flesh and whose life was sustained by her work and devotion, embody her in the world. So while the project of raising a boy is fraught with ambivalence and leads inevitably to bitterness, it is the only project that allows a woman to be -- to be through her son, to live through her son.


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