Embitterment



[em-bit-er] /ɛmˈbɪt ər/

verb (used with object)
1.
to make ; cause to feel bitterness:
Failure has embittered him.
2.
to make or more in taste.
/ɪmˈbɪtə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (a person) resentful or bitter
2.
to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)
v.

c.1600, from em- + bitter. Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s. Related: Embittered.

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