- Also imbitter.
- em·bit·ter·er, noun
- em·bit·ter·ment, noun
- un·em·bit·tered, adjective
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How to use embitter in a sentence
Being mad about growing up an embittered, socially isolated nerd.From Socially Isolated Nerd to Jeopardy! Bad Boy: A Thank You Note | Arthur Chu | November 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Those who remained became increasingly embittered—and determined to mount a new challenge against the regime.
A victor splintered and embittered, careening into the Third Reich.‘The Embrace of Unreason’: How France Lost It All Between the Wars | Michael Korda | May 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their coalition seemed to have dwindled to an embittered band of older white Southern men.
The wife is an embittered, odious, and vigilant presence in the house.Book Bag: André Aciman’s Favorite Novellas of Unconsummated Loves | André Aciman | January 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And a severe, embittered struggle then took place in a heart that seemed strangely divided against itself.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
How would the involuntary accusation have been embittered, had he known that the Empress drew the same conclusion!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
And she had struggled valiantly against becoming an embittered old maid; in the main, had succeeded.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Her touch-word, 'scissors,' spoiled his finest bon mots, and embittered his grandest entertainment—it was flame to tow.Alone | Marion Harland
Prussia was regaining her strength too rapidly; her embittered hostility was an ever-increasing menace.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for embitter
to make (a person) resentful or bitter
to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)
- embittered, adjective
- embitterer, noun
- embitterment, noun
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