embitter

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verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

Definition of embitter

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

  3. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of embitter

15th century


EMBITTER Defined for English Language Learners

embitter

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verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

Definition of embitter for English Language Learners

  • : to cause bitter feelings in (someone)


EMBITTER Defined for Kids

embitter

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verb em·bit·ter \im-ˈbi-tər\

Definition of embitter for Students

embittered

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embittering

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



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