embitter

[em-bit-er]
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Also imbitter.

Origin of embitter

First recorded in 1595–1605; em-1 + bitter
Related formsem·bit·ter·er, nounem·bit·ter·ment, nounun·em·bit·tered, adjective

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Related Words for embittered

rancorous, disaffected, irritated, bitter, sore, spiteful

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British Dictionary definitions for embittered

embitter

verb (tr)
  1. to make (a person) resentful or bitter
  2. to aggravate (an already hostile feeling, difficult situation, etc)
Derived Formsembittered, adjectiveembitterer, nounembitterment, noun
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Word Origin and History for embittered

embitter

v.

c.1600, from em- + bitter. Now rare in its literal sense; figurative meaning first attested 1630s. Related: Embittered.

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