the bitterness of the medicine

sharpness, acidity, tartness, sourness

there was no bitterness between them

acrimony, hostility, anger, antipathy, antagonism, enmity, animus, friction, rancour, vitriol, venom, nastiness, bad blood

his bitterness grew

resentment, rancour, indignation, grudge, spite, sullenness, sourness, pique
sweetness, pleasantness, goodwill, magnanimity, contentment

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  • Bitterness — Bit ter*ness, n. [AS. biternys; biter better + nys = ness.] 1. The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bitterness — O.E. biternys bitterness, grief; see BITTER (Cf. bitter) + NESS (Cf. ness). Figurative sense (of feelings, etc.) is attested earlier than literal sense (of taste), which will surprise no one who reads any amount of Anglo Saxon literature …   Etymology dictionary

  • bitterness — [n1] sourness acerbity, acidity, acridity, astringency, brackishness, brininess, piquancy, pungency, sharpness, tartness, vinegariness; concept 614 Ant. sweetness bitterness [n2] agony acrimoniousness, anguish, asperity, distress, grievousness,… …   New thesaurus

  • bitterness — index alienation (estrangement), feud, ill will, rancor, resentment, spite, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaur …   Law dictionary

  • bitterness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, deep, great, real ▪ lingering … OF BITTERNESS ▪ edge, hint …   Collocations dictionary

  • bitterness — n. 1) to feel bitterness 2) a touch of bitterness 3) bitterness about, over; towards * * * over towards a touch of bitterness to feel bitterness bitterness about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bitterness — noun 1) the bitterness of the medicine Syn: sharpness, acidity, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness; technical acerbity Ant: sweetness 2) there was no bitterness between them Syn: re …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bitterness — Synonyms and related words: absolute zero, acerbity, aching heart, acid, acidity, acidness, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, agony, agony of mind, algidity, anguish, animosity, animus, antagonism, apologies, asperity, astringence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • bitterness — bitter ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. 2) causing pain or unhappiness. 3) feeling anger, hurt, and resentment. 4) (of a conflict) harsh and acrimonious. 5) (of wind or weather) intensely cold. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

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