Definition of embitter in English:

embitter

Line breaks: em|bit¦ter
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbɪtə
 
, ɛm-/

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.
    Synonyms
    make bitter, make resentful, sour, anger, poison, envenom, make rancorous, jaundice, antagonize, vex, frustrate, alienate; disillusion, disaffect, dissatisfy, discourage; North American rankle

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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