The quality or state to be bitter razor-sharp or acrid either in a literal or figurative sense implacableness resentfulness extent keenness of reproach or sarcasm deep stress grief or vexation of brain
- a sense of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
- the flavor experience whenever quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
- a rough and bitter fashion
- the home of experiencing a harsh unpleasant style
- the standard or condition of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in a choice of a literal or figurative good sense; implacableness; resentfulness; extent; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep stress, grief, or vexation of brain.
- circumstances of extreme impiety or enmity to God.
- Dangerous error, or schism, looking after draw persons to apostasy.
Old English biternys "bitterness, grief;" see bitter + -ness. Figurative feeling (of feelings, etc.) is attested prior to when literal feeling (of flavor), which will shock no one just who reads any quantity of Anglo-Saxon literature.
(letter.) The quality or state to be sour, razor-sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative good sense; implacableness; resentfulness; extent; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep stress, grief, or vexation of brain.
- (n.) A situation of severe impiety or enmity to God.
- (n.) Dangerous error, or schism, maintaining draw persons to apostasy.
After a peaceful period of a quarter of a century the Armenian subjects of Russia in Transcaucasia were filled with bitterness and discontent by the confiscation of the properties of their national (Gregorian) church by the Russian treasury.