Synonyms of 'bitterness'
1 traumaDictionary, tragedy, grief
the growing bitterness of the dispute
I'd been through the trauma of losing a house.
Their grief soon gave way to anger.
All that money brought nothing but misery.
It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that I say farewell.
It was a time of great sorrow.
A cry of anguish burst from her lips.
There was a lot of unhappiness in my adolescence.
the unpleasantness of surgery and chemotherapy
2 resentmentDictionary, hurt, anger
I still feel bitterness and anger.
Rigid policing can only feed resentment and undermine confidence.
He cried with anger and frustration.
She looked at Ron with open hostility.
No wonder he could hardly contain his indignation.
There's a long history of animosity between the two nations.
There was no mistaking the venom in his voice.
The council's first meeting ended in acrimony.
all gall and wormwood
In a fit of pique, he threw down his bag.
'That's too bad,' he said without rancour.
He bears no ill feeling towards you.
There is, it seems, some bad blood between them.
He didn't bear anyone any ill will.
'I told you he had no idea,' she remarked with some asperity.
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a wine with ripe acidity
Thesaurus for bitterness from the Collins English Thesaurus