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bitterness

noun

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1 a deep-seated ill will
  • he still harbored an implacable bitterness against the company that had fired him

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2 a harsh or sharp quality
  • the bitterness of the coffee suggested that it had been reheated

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3 an uncomfortable degree of coolness
  • there's a bitterness in the air, so let's build a fire in the fireplace

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“Bitterness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bitterness. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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