v. t.1.To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant.
[imp. & p. p. Imbittered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imbittering.]
Is there anything that more imbitters the enjoyment of this life than shame?
- South.
Imbittered against each other by former contests.
- Bancroft.
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they must derive from Union an exemption from those broils and Wars between themselves, which so frequently afflict neighbouring countries, not tied together by the same government; which their own rivalships alone would be sufficient to produce, but which opposite foreign alliances, attachments and intriegues would stimulate and imbitter.
John Woodhouse, a Presbyterian, argued how divisions among Protestants were the work of their enemies: "Differences of smaller amounts, have, by the Skill of Rome, and Hell, been so managed, as to divide and imbitter the Hearts of good Men .