Definition of embitter in English:

embitter

Syllabification: em·bit·ter
Pronunciation: /əmˈbidər
 
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verb

[with object] (usually as adjective embittered)
1Cause (someone) to feel bitter or resentful: he died an embittered man
More example sentences
  • Those triumphs quickly turned sour when looting and lawlessness took over the thinly patrolled streets, embittering residents, stalling reconstruction and giving the insurgency a jump-start on the occupation authorities.
  • Further, the decision has the potential to embitter me to the point where I will actively campaign my classmates (which, as you know, had record levels of participation in alumni giving) to stop giving money, as well.
  • Desmond Tutu said that long-suffering can embitter you, but it can also change you in a great way and Mandela has done the latter.
1.1 literary Give a sharp or pungent taste or smell to: the smell of orange zest and smoke embittered the air

Derivatives

embitterment

noun
More example sentences
  • Reducing inmates - who are mostly non-violent drug offenders - to nameless fodder in a merciless system has only caused embitterment and prevented the majority of released felons from being able to reintegrate back into society.
  • A constant and almost unchallenged emphasis on ‘social justice,’ the negation of which is, of course, ‘discrimination,’ can breed only festering embitterment.
  • It must also add a great deal to the rage and embitterment of the Christian or traditionalist Right.

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