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embitter

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verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

Simple Definition of embitter

  • : to cause bitter feelings in (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of embitter

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to excite bitter feelings in <embittered by divorce>

  3. 2 :  to make bitter

embitterment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of embitter in a sentence

  1. The soldier was embittered by the war.

  2. <the family refused to let their devastating collision with a drunk driver permanently embitter them>



15th Century

First Known Use of embitter

15th century


EMBITTER Defined for Kids

embitter

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verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

Definition of embitter for Students

embitteredembittering

  1. :  to make sad and angry :  make bitter <Embittered by defeat, the boy took his ball and left.>





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