embitter

verb
em·​bit·​ter | \ im-ˈbi-tər How to pronounce embitter (audio) \
embittered; embittering; embitters

Definition of embitter

transitive verb

1 : to excite bitter feelings in embittered by divorce
2 : to make bitter

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Other Words from embitter

embitterment \ im-​ˈbi-​tər-​mənt How to pronounce embitterment (audio) \ 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 on the Web Sykes lost his radio show and is now among the embittered, marginalized refugees at the anti-Trump Bulwark. Peter Spiliakos, National Review, "The Simpsons and the Cowardice of Tribal Comedy," 28 Aug. 2019 His father, embittered by the season 2 trial, turned the Padillas in for retribution for his bruised reputation. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "The Timeline You Need To Understand 13 Reasons Why Season 3," 24 Aug. 2019 Marc Perresquia: The book is about a woman who has been wronged, who's very embittered, who's been abused … emotionally, has been cheated on. CBS News, "Lorenzen Wright death: Surprise plea deal latest twist in the case of slain NBA star," 27 July 2019 Sheeran assumes the pose of someone at the top, lonely and embittered, a style that is put across much more convincingly by the hip-hop acts on the album. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "Ed Sheeran and Friends," 22 July 2019 Let’s hope feelings of anger and resentment don’t embitter his afternoon cups of tea with Sandy. Spencer Morgan, New York Times, "Youths! Go Listen to Your Elders!," 8 June 2019 After a triumphant comeback that began in 1954, Coco Chanel withdrew into a shadowy and embittered old age and died at 87 in 1971. Kennedy Fraser, Vogue, "From the Archives: Karl Lagerfeld, The Impresario," 19 Feb. 2019 Both the occupation and the brutality during the war have embittered ties between Algiers and Paris. Elaine Ganley, Fox News, "France's Macron admits system of torture during Algeria war," 13 Sep. 2018 Smith was embittered by the ignominious loss of his home state in 1928 and the underwhelming margin in his own city. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Trailblazers in Politics and Civil Rights," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of embitter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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embitter

verb
How to pronounce embitter (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of embitter

: to cause bitter feelings in (someone)

embitter

verb
em·​bit·​ter | \ im-ˈbi-tər How to pronounce embitter (audio) \
embittered; embittering

Kids Definition of embitter

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

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