verb[with object] (usually as adjective embittered)
- Make (someone) feel bitter or resentful: he died an embittered manMore 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.