heartburning

noun

heart·​burn·​ing ˈhärt-ˌbər-niŋ How to pronounce heartburning (audio)
: intense or rancorous jealousy or resentment

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heartburning was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Heartburning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heartburning. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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