verb[with object] (usually as adjective embittered)
Make (someone) 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.
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- 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.
Words that rhyme with embitterbitter, committer, critter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, gritter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, sitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, splitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter, witter
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