Definition of embitter
1 : to excite bitter feelings in embittered by divorce
2 : to make bitter
embittermentplay \im-ˈbi-tər-mənt\ noun
Examples of embitter in a Sentence
The soldier was embittered by the war.
the family refused to let their devastating collision with a drunk driver permanently embitter them
Recent Examples of embitter from the Web
Activists have been embittered by the Trump administration’s rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice.
Activists have been embittered by the White House’s rollback of federal guidance advising school districts to let transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that corresponds to their gender identities.
Brown is an affable man, seemingly unburdened and not embittered by having been fired three times as a head coach (twice in Cleveland), despite only one losing season — excluding a 1-4 start before his release by the Lakers in 2012.
Are Neruda’s adventures all a product of Peluchonneau’s embittered imagination?
After a storybook senior season, Butcher has no cause to be embittered about the way this worked out and the Avs don’t deserve to be ripped for not trying to coax him out of the DU program a year ago.
Ruth’s grief is further embittered by empty pieties surrounding motherhood and the ills of modern life at large.
Media to the right of him, Media to the left of him, Democrats embittered.
Sports fans are often embittered by years of disappointment after starting to support a team just as its potential peaks.
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First Known Use of embitter
EMBITTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embitter for English Language Learners
: to cause bitter feelings in (someone)
EMBITTER Defined for Kids
Definition of embitter for Students
: to make sad and angry : make bitter Embittered by defeat, the boy took his ball and left.
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