embitter


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em·bit·ter

 (ĕm-bĭt′ər)
tr.v. em·bit·tered, em·bit·ter·ing, em·bit·ters
1. To make bitter in flavor.
2. To arouse bitter feelings in: was embittered by years of unrewarded labor.

em·bit′ter·ment n.

embitter

(ɪmˈbɪtə)
vb (tr)
1. to make (a person) resentful or bitter
2. to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)
emˈbittered adj
emˈbitterer n
emˈbitterment n

em•bit•ter

(ɛmˈbɪt ər)

v.t.
1. to make bitter; cause to feel bitterness.
2. to make bitter or more bitter in taste.
[1595–1605]
em•bit′ter•er, n.
em•bit′ter•ment, n.

embitter


Past participle: embittered
Gerund: embittering

Imperative
embitter
embitter
Present
I embitter
you embitter
he/she/it embitters
we embitter
you embitter
they embitter
Preterite
I embittered
you embittered
he/she/it embittered
we embittered
you embittered
they embittered
Present Continuous
I am embittering
you are embittering
he/she/it is embittering
we are embittering
you are embittering
they are embittering
Present Perfect
I have embittered
you have embittered
he/she/it has embittered
we have embittered
you have embittered
they have embittered
Past Continuous
I was embittering
you were embittering
he/she/it was embittering
we were embittering
you were embittering
they were embittering
Past Perfect
I had embittered
you had embittered
he/she/it had embittered
we had embittered
you had embittered
they had embittered
Future
I will embitter
you will embitter
he/she/it will embitter
we will embitter
you will embitter
they will embitter
Future Perfect
I will have embittered
you will have embittered
he/she/it will have embittered
we will have embittered
you will have embittered
they will have embittered
Future Continuous
I will be embittering
you will be embittering
he/she/it will be embittering
we will be embittering
you will be embittering
they will be embittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embittering
you have been embittering
he/she/it has been embittering
we have been embittering
you have been embittering
they have been embittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embittering
you will have been embittering
he/she/it will have been embittering
we will have been embittering
you will have been embittering
they will have been embittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embittering
you had been embittering
he/she/it had been embittering
we had been embittering
you had been embittering
they had been embittering
Conditional
I would embitter
you would embitter
he/she/it would embitter
we would embitter
you would embitter
they would embitter
Past Conditional
I would have embittered
you would have embittered
he/she/it would have embittered
we would have embittered
you would have embittered
they would have embittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.embitter - cause to be bitter or resentfulembitter - cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more"

embitter

verb make bitter or resentful, anger, poison, sour, alienate, disillusion, antagonize, disaffect, envenom He did not let this experience embitter him.

embitter

verb
To make or become bitter:
Translations
يُمَرِّر، يُنَكِّد، يُنَغِّص
forbitre
megkeserít
gera beiskan
apkartintisukelti kartėlį
sarūgtināt
roztrpčiť
dünyadan nefret ettirmekküstürmek

embitter

[ɪmˈbɪtəʳ] VT [+ person] → amargar; [+ relationship, dispute] → envenenar

embitter

[ɪmˈbɪtər] vt [+ person] → aigrir

embitter

vt personverbittern; relationstrüben, vergiften

embitter

[ɪmˈbɪtəʳ] vtamareggiare, inasprire
embittered by constant failure → amareggiato/a dai continui fallimenti

embitter

(imˈbitə) verb
to make bitter and resentful. embittered by poverty and failure.
References in classic literature ?
But every circumstance that could embitter such an evil seemed uniting to heighten the misery of Marianne in a final separation from Willoughby--in an immediate and irreconcilable rupture with him.
But if the Union, as has been shown, be essential to the security of the people of America against foreign danger; if it be essential to their security against contentions and wars among the different States; if it be essential to guard them against those violent and oppressive factions which embitter the blessings of liberty, and against those military establishments which must gradually poison its very fountain; if, in a word, the Union be essential to the happiness of the people of America, is it not preposterous, to urge as an objection to a government, without which the objects of the Union cannot be attained, that such a government may derogate from the importance of the governments of the individual States?
I had remained with them at the cottage--I had tried hard not to embitter the happiness of my return to THEM as it was embittered to ME.
They were, moreover, in the present case, embittered with certain circumstances, which being mixed with sweeter ingredients, tended altogether to compose a draught that might be termed bitter-sweet; than which, as nothing can be more disagreeable to the palate, so nothing, in the metaphorical sense, can be so injurious to the mind.
His every movement is jealously watched by the police till he comes of age and presents himself for inspection; then he is either destroyed, if he is found to exceed the fixed margin of deviation, or else immured in a Government Office as a clerk of the seventh class; prevented from marriage; forced to drudge at an uninteresting occupation for a miserable stipend; obliged to live and board at the office, and to take even his vacation under close supervision; what wonder that human nature, even in the best and purest, is embittered and perverted by such surroundings!"
Why, the whole point, the real sting of it lay in the fact that continually, even in the moment of the acutest spleen, I was inwardly conscious with shame that I was not only not a spiteful but not even an embittered man, that I was simply scaring sparrows at random and amusing myself by it.
Verily, it was always your doing: ye embittered to me my best honey, and the diligence of my best bees.
In the matter of wills, personal qualities were subordinate to the great fundamental fact of blood; and to be determined in the distribution of your property by caprice, and not make your legacies bear a direct ratio to degrees of kinship, was a prospective disgrace that would have embittered her life.
Prince Vasili's words frightened her, an embittered look clouded her once handsome face, but only for a moment; then she smiled again and dutched Prince Vasili's arm more tightly.
The consequence was, that after a flying transit through part of France and part of Italy, I came back nearly as ignorant as I went, having made no acquaintance with persons and manners, and very little with things, my head swarming with a motley confusion of objects and scenes; some, it is true, leaving a deeper and more pleasing impression than others, but these embittered by the recollection that my emotions had not been shared by my companion, but that, on the contrary, when I had expressed a particular interest in anything that I saw or desired to see, it had been displeasing to him, inasmuch as it proved that I could take delight in anything disconnected with himself.
But today that satisfaction was embittered by Matrona Philimonovna's advice and the unsatisfactory state of the household.
For, if evil chance him, the last moment of your life would be embittered with regret for denying that which I ask of you.''