heartburning


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heartburning

(ˈhɑːtˌbɜːnɪŋ)
n
a feeling of intense or rancorous jealousy
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Noun1.heartburning - intense resentment; "his promotion caused much heartburning among his rivals"
bitterness, rancor, rancour, resentment, gall - a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
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As reported earlier, there surely is visible heartburning simmering within the majority of PTI backbenchers.
The ones in the ministries, because of the greater number of vacancies, get promoted to Grade 17 after five years and within the next 12 years get two more promotions to reach Grade 19, whereas their counterparts working in the attached departments, due to non-availability of the same career prospects, remain in the same scale for 15-20 years, causing lot of frustration and heartburning among them.
But the usual heartburning turns doubly unbearable when 'technocrats' introduce a budget that jacks up utility rates, unleash inflation and enforce massive and broad-based taxation.