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bitterness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bitterness

  1. 1 a deep-seated ill will he still harbored an implacable bitterness against the company that had fired him Synonyms of bitterness animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, bad blood, enmity, gall, grudge, hostility, jaundice, rancorWords Related to bitterness blood feud, feud, score, vendetta; hate, hatred, loathing; vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; alienation, disaffection, estrangement; conflict, coolness, discord, friction, strain, tension; inhospitableness, unfriendliness; malice, malignancy, malignity, spite, spitefulness, venomNear Antonyms of bitterness amiability, amicability, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality, neighborliness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understandingAntonyms of bitterness amity

  2. 2 a harsh or sharp quality the bitterness of the coffee suggested that it had been reheated Synonyms of bitterness acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, bite, edge, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartnessWords Related to bitterness ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorninessNear Antonyms of bitterness gentleness, kindlinessAntonyms of bitterness mildness, softness

  3. 3 an uncomfortable degree of coolness there's a bitterness in the air, so let's build a fire in the fireplace Synonyms of bitterness bite, chill, bleakness, chilliness, nip, nippiness, rawness, sharpnessWords Related to bitterness briskness, crispness; coldness, frigidity, frigidness, frostiness, gelidity, iciness, wintriness; cold, freeze, snapNear Antonyms of bitterness balminess, warmness, warmth; heat, hotness, sultriness

  4. 4 biting sharpness of feeling or expression complained with great bitterness about the ill treatment he had always received from his in-laws Synonyms of bitterness acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, asperity, bile, acrimony, cattiness, corrosiveness, mordancy, tartness, virulence, virulency, vitriolWords Related to bitterness gruffness, harshness, hostility, relentlessness, severity, sternness, vehemence; coldness, crossness, discourteousness, iciness, impoliteness, incivility, nastiness, rudeness, sourness, surliness, ungraciousness; anger, animosity, gall, jaundice, malevolence, malice, rancor, scorn, spite, spleen, venom, vindictiveness; jealousy, pique, resentment, sour grapesNear Antonyms of bitterness civility, cordiality, courtesy, diplomacy, geniality, graciousness, kindness, politeness, tactfulness; compassion, softness, sweetness, sympathy, tenderness, warmth; oiliness, smoothness, suaveness, suavity, unctuousness, urbanity



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