embittering


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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.
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embittering

(ɪmˈbɪtərɪŋ)
adj
having qualities that make a person feel bitter
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embittering

[ɪmˈbɪtərɪŋ] ADJ [experience] → amargo
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References in classic literature ?
Enough may have been said, however, to impart some faint idea of what this youth was to me in the bitter and embittering anti-climax of my life.
On this point, as on all others, he shrank from pity; and if the suspicion of being pitied for anything in his lot surmised or known in spite of himself was embittering, the idea of calling forth a show of compassion by frankly admitting an alarm or a sorrow was necessarily intolerable to him.
And he had begun now to frame possibilities for the future which were somehow more embittering to him than anything his mind had dwelt on before.