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I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
Pierce Brosnan

Meaning of "bitterness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BITTERNESS

bitterness  [ˈbɪtənɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BITTERNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bitterness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BITTERNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bitter

Bitter may refer to: ▪ Bitter, one of the five basic tastes ▪ Bitter, a negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience...

Definition of bitterness in the English dictionary

The first definition of bitterness in the dictionary is of a taste or substance. Other definition of bitterness is sense of disappointment and resentment. Bitterness is also intense acrimony.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BITTERNESS


awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
baroness
ˈbærənɪs
cleverness
ˈklevənɪs
deaconess
ˈdiːkənɪs
dearness
ˈdɪənɪs
drunkenness
ˈdrʌŋkənɪs
eagerness
ˈiːɡənɪs
fairness
ˈfɛənɪs
governess
ˈɡʌvənɪs
lioness
ˈlaɪənɪs
otherness
ˈʌðənɪs
self-awareness
ˈsɛlfəˈwɛənɪs
sextoness
ˈsɛkstənɪs
sourness
ˈsaʊənɪs
tenderness
ˈtɛndənɪs
thoroughness
ˈθʌrənɪs
togetherness
təˈɡɛðənɪs
unawareness
ˌʌnəˈwɛənɪs
unfairness
ʌnˈfɛənɪs
wilderness
ˈwɪldənɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BITTERNESS

bitter end
Bitter Lakes
bitter lemon
bitter orange
bitter principle
bitterbark
bitterbrush
bittercress
bitterish
bitterling
bitterly
bittern
bitternut
bitterroot
bitters
bittersweet
bittersweetly
bittersweetness
bitterweed
bitterwood

WORDS THAT END LIKE BITTERNESS

a voice in the wilderness
Barrow-in-Furness
betterness
business
clearness
die in harness
farness
Furness
globularness
harness
in harness
in the wilderness
Inverness
nearness
poorness
queerness
Sheerness
slenderness
soberness
somberness
the Wilderness

Synonyms and antonyms of bitterness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BITTERNESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bitterness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bitterness

Translation of «bitterness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BITTERNESS

Find out the translation of bitterness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bitterness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bitterness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

辛酸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amargura
570 millions of speakers

English

bitterness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कड़वाहट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المرارة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

горечь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amargura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তিক্ততা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amertume
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kepahitan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bitterkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

苦味
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괴로움
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Keprungu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cay đắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கசப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कटुता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amarezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gorycz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гіркоту
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amărăciune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πίκρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bitterheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bitterhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bitterhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bitterness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BITTERNESS»

The term «bitterness» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.683 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BITTERNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bitterness

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10 QUOTES WITH «BITTERNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bitterness.
1
Allen Boyd
There's a lot of bitterness, there's a lot of anger out there. We all have to work hard to heal those wounds.
2
Terry Brooks
Hurt leads to bitterness, bitterness to anger, travel too far that road and the way is lost.
3
Pierce Brosnan
I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment.
4
James Broughton
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
5
Jane Welsh Carlyle
One feels as if it could never, never be less. And yet all griefs, when there is no bitterness in them, are soothed down by time.
6
Edith Cavell
I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
7
Jimmy Chamberlin
My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success. There was some bitterness there that I didn't understand until recently, but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it.
8
Bao Dai
As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness.
9
Andrew Fastow
I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.
10
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BITTERNESS»

Discover the use of bitterness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bitterness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of ...
A thoroughly revised edition of the classic text in American women's social history.
Nancy F. Cott, 1996
2
Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China’s ...
These stories illustrate why China continues to advance, even as the rest of the world remains embroiled in financial turmoil.
Michelle Loyalka, 2012
3
Eating Bitterness: New Perspectives on China's Great Leap ...
This landmark volume liftsthe curtain of party propaganda to expose the suffering of citizens andthe deeply contested nature of state-society relations in MaoistChina.
Kimberley Ens Manning, Felix Wemheuer, 2011
4
Bitterness: A Novel
Based on real events and written by a young Zambian poet and intellectual, this is one of the most realistic and passionate contemporary novels about the life of young people in today's Africa, .
Malama Katulwende, 2005
5
Modifying Bitterness: Mechanism, Ingredients, and Applications
This is the first, comprehensive treatment of this subject in book form.
Glenn M. Roy, 1997
6
IN A SEA OF BITTERNESS
Keith Schoppa paints a comprehensive picture of the refugee experience in one province, Zhejiang, where the Japanese launched notorious campaigns.
R. Keith Schoppa, 2011
7
Overcoming Bitterness: Discovering Life Again
This book analyzes the root cause of inter personal (1) Relationship break-ups (2) All schisms (3) Emotional and physical health breakdown.
Gemen J. Atuulo, 2012
8
Chic Ironic Bitterness
A former Harvard Teaching Fellow and Executive Editor of DoubleTake, he holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hamburg in Germany. This is his first book.
R. Jay Magill Jr., 2009
9
How to be Free from Bitterness: And Other Essays on ...
Yet when bitterness takes root in our hearts, its effects are anything but small.In this collection of short articles, Jim Wilson and others discuss what it means to live as "imitators of God.
Jim Wilson, 2007
10
In Bitterness and in Tears: Andrew Jackson's Destruction of ...
O'Brien presents both the American and Native American perspectives of this important chapter of U.S. history. He also examines the roles of the neighboring tribes and African Americans who lived in the Muscogee nation.
Sean Michael O'Brien, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BITTERNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bitterness is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Telling jokes amid public bitterness
As phrases like "let them eat chicken" or "when there is no water, raise cicadas" spread around, the power of ridicule will become more evident. «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
2
10 year anniversary of the London bombings - a day the nation will …
Why should I? But that doesn't mean I am eaten up with bitterness or have a great desire for revenge." On Sunday evening ITV1 showed a ... «Bristol Post, Jul 15»
3
Arsenal news: Why Robin van Persie should have rejected …
I don't think I'll ever tire of talking about Robin van Persie. At first it was pure bitterness but now there's an unhealthy dose of schadenfreude in ... «Metro, Jul 15»
4
Andy Murray into Wimbledon 2015 quarter-finals with defeat of Ivo …
He has been in two of them, first wrestling with the bitterness of defeat by Roger Federer in 2012, then savouring the sweet triumph over Novak ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
Migrants face discrimination and assault, report finds
A report by the Immigrant Council of Ireland found that “several” of the 40 young men spoken to had expressed bitterness at what they believed ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
6
Rick Warren points out that for Christians, true freedom means living …
"Real freedom is freedom from fear, where you're truly free from guilt, from worry, from bitterness, and from death. You're free to quit pretending ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
7
Joyce Meyer shares how people can 'shake off' baggage and create …
For several years, all she felt was anger and bitterness because of what happened to her, and she felt that someone had to pay for what ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
8
Chance encounter with a Wallaby Hunter
But at a mere 42 IBU, the 8.2% ABV beer has remarkably low bitterness for an IPA. Instead, it goes fruity, invoking strong apricot and peach ... «San Diego Reader, Jul 15»
9
You Owe Me!
I didn't make the connection between the bitterness and the deep depression that gripped me. Were it not for the detrimental impact my ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Big Brother: Nick stabs Chloe in the face
Chloe commented, with justified bitterness: “Turns out you can put a price on friendship.” Even Nick's smooch buddy, Harry, couldn't believe ... «Daily Star, Jul 15»

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