bitterness


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Synonyms for bitterness

Synonyms for bitterness

Synonyms for bitterness

a rough and bitter manner

the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

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I have long since ceased to cherish any spirit of bitterness against the Southern white people on account of the enslavement of my race.
There was a feeling of deep interest, or perhaps sadness, on their faces, but not bitterness.
Oh, I don't mean that," said Sir James, who, after putting down his hat and throwing himself into a chair, had begun to nurse his leg and examine the sole of his boot with much bitterness.
But his cup of bitterness was not yet full to overflowing.
It was during that period that his bitterness corroded home and he became a hater of all his kind.
This unhappy division begot an insupportable domestic bitterness, and when the offending son and brother left home with the avowed purpose of joining the Federal army not a hand was laid in his, not a word of farewell was spoken, not a good wish followed him out into the world whither he went to meet with such spirit as he might whatever fate awaited him.
For the moment, under the influence of the little house of dreams, she was a girl again--a girl forgetful of the past and its bitterness.
Here he had plenty of time for reading, but the position of dependence and the consciousness that his great though still unformed powers of intellect and of action were rusting away in obscurity undoubtedly did much to increase the natural bitterness of his disposition.
In general, this last period of Swift's life amounted to thirty years of increasing bitterness.
said he, surveying me with profound astonishment, not unmingled with a kind of resentful bitterness, as it appeared to me.
and felt that to add one drop of bitterness to that already overflowing cup would be ungenerous indeed.
Miss Bridget had always exprest so great a regard for what the ladies are pleased to call virtue, and had herself maintained such a severity of character, that it was expected, especially by Wilkins, that she would have vented much bitterness on this occasion, and would have voted for sending the child, as a kind of noxious animal, immediately out of the house; but, on the contrary, she rather took the good-natured side of the question, intimated some compassion for the helpless little creature, and commended her brother's charity in what he had done.
Ten times must thou reconcile again with thyself; for overcoming is bitterness, and badly sleep the unreconciled.
There was bitterness, there was shame in his heart, but with bitterness and shame he felt joy and emotion at the height of his own meekness.
Mingled with this horror, I felt the bitterness of disappointment; dreams that had been my food and pleasant rest for so long a space were now become a hell to me; and the change was so rapid, the overthrow so complete!