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Synonyms for bitterness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resentment, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour(noun)

    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, bitterness, saddle sore, rancour, impudence, freshness, insolence, rancor, bile, thorniness, tartness, acerbity, resentment, cheekiness, impertinence, gall, jaundice, crust, bitter

  2. bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness(noun)

    a rough and bitter manner

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, bitterness, sourness, bristliness, sour, rancor, thorniness, tartness, acerbity, resentment, prickliness, spininess, gall, icterus, jaundice, bitter, rancour

  3. bitter, bitterness(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    bitterness, rancour, rancor, thorniness, acrimony, jaundice, bitter, resentment, tartness, acerbity, gall

  4. bitterness, bitter(noun)

    the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

    Synonyms:
    bitterness, rancour, rancor, thorniness, acrimony, jaundice, bitter, resentment, tartness, acerbity, gall

Wiktionary

  1. bitterness(noun)

    the quality of having a bitter taste

    Synonyms:
    acerbicness, acridness, acridity

  2. bitterness(noun)

    the quality of feeling bitter; acrimony, resentment

    Synonyms:
    acrimony, rancor, resentment, gall, rancour

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bitterness

    Acerbity is a sharpness, with a touch of bitterness, which may arise from momentary annoyance or habitual impatience; asperity is keener and more pronounced, denoting distinct irritation or vexation; in speech asperity is often manifested by the tone of voice rather than by the words that are spoken. Acrimony in speech or temper is like a corrosive acid; it springs from settled character or deeply rooted feeling of aversion or unkindness. One might speak with momentary asperity to his child, but not with acrimony, unless estrangement had begun. Malignity is the extreme of settled ill intent; virulence is an envenomed hostility. Virulence of speech is a quality in language that makes the language seem as if exuding poison. Virulence is outspoken; malignity may be covered with smooth and courteous phrase. We say intense virulence, deep malignity. Severity is always painful, and may be terrible, but carries ordinarily the implication, true or false, of justice. Compare ANGER; BITTER; ENMITY.

    Synonyms:
    acerbity, acrimony, asperity, causticity, harshness, malignity, moroseness, severity, sharpness, sourness, tartness, unkindness, virulence

    Antonyms:
    amiability, courtesy, gentleness, good nature, kindness, mildness, smoothness, sweetness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bitterness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bitter taste

  2. bitterness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spleen, gall, rankling, rancor, heart-burning, animosity, hatred, malice, malignity, spite, enmity, ill-will

  3. bitterness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    asperity, acerbity, severity, harshness, acrimony, ill-temper, bad blood

  4. bitterness(n.)

    Synonyms:
    distress, pain, grief, sorrow, affliction, heaviness, regret, despondency

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

resentment, exasperation, acrimony, rancour, sadness


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