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Synonyms for bitternessbit·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. Keira Knightley:

    I know for a fact the work is going to dry up, and people will get bored of me. That's not bitterness, just the truth.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    Blessings and curses are energies and they hit the ones closest to the source. So remember you will be the first one to be hit as you bless or curse. Bless also those who are not your well wishers, let them be surprised, dissolve all your bitterness and get MickeyMized!

  3. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Hitler not from a woman is born, but from the men bitterness.(Hitler n'est pas né d'une femme, Mais de l'amertume des hommes)

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Bitterness is tantamount to unforgivingness just like hatred is tantamount to murder. Thus, choose forgivingness and happiness over bitterness. Moreover, choose love and compassion over hatred.

  5. Madame Guizot:

    Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he ought to expect from them.

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