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[hahrt-bur-ning] /ˈhɑrtˌbɜr nɪŋ/
rankling discontent, especially from envy or jealousy; grudge.
Origin of heartburning
First recorded in 1505-15; heart + burning Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • So passed a year, full of anxiety and heartburning for them, full of the sweetest happiness for me.

    The Making of a Saint William Somerset Maugham
  • But it's best to settle afore commencing, and then we needn't have no heartburning.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
  • No good can result from it; but, perhaps, for all parties a great deal of heartburning and pain.

    The Sapphire Cross George Manville Fenn
  • There is one custom which is often the cause of a great deal of heartburning, even as it was in the days of Haman and Mordecai.

  • In the following pages is the Courant confession of Burke, about which there was so much difficulty and heartburning.

    The History of Burke and Hare George Mac Gregor
  • heartburning and jealousy enough and to spare there had been between the opposing religious parties.

  • It reduced his heartburning to melancholy, and he exclaimed, "Why the deuce did I come here!"

  • But this causing jealousy and heartburning, laughing, he lay down upon a log.

    The Love of Ulrich Nebendahl Jerome K. Jerome

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