embitter

verb em·bit·ter \ im-ˈbi-tər \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of embitter

embittered; embittering; embitters
1 : to excite bitter feelings in
  • embittered by divorce
2 : to make bitter

embitterment

play \im-ˈbi-tər-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

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First Known Use of embitter

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EMBITTER Defined for English Language Learners

embitter

Definition of embitter for English Language Learners

  • : to cause bitter feelings in (someone)


EMBITTER Defined for Kids

embitter

verb em·bit·ter \ im-ˈbi-tər \

Definition of embitter for Students

embittered; embittering
: to make sad and angry : make bitter Embittered by defeat, the boy took his ball and left.


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