bitterness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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bi ter nuhs

  • n  a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  • n  a rough and bitter manner
  • n  the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  • n  the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

  • They well know that the Polish Government wishes to crush Ukrainian nationalist tendencies, centred in the churches, and also to stir up religious bitterness among the Ukrainians.
  • In fact, bitterness is measurable (in International Bittering Units, or IBUS), and brewers are almost all men, so they tend to get competitive about how many IBUS they can get into .
  • But it is inevitable when you have a political difference with someone that people attribute bitterness to it.
News & Articles

  • Toasted as longest-serving member, Dingell urges greater civility in Congress
    We have too much ill-will, too much hatred, too much bitterness, too much anger,Dingell said. Read more...
    June 14, 2013 - The Hill
  • Beyond the bitterness
    JACKSON, Miss. — Myrlie Evers-Williams acknowledges it would be easy to remain mired in bitterness and anger, 50 years after a sniper’s bullet made her a widow. Instead, she’s determined to celebrate the legacy of her first husband, Medgar Evers — a civil rights figure often overshadowed by peers such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
    June 12, 2013 - The Wenatchee World

  • Kofi Annan in International Herald Tribune
    Given the level of violence, the level of killing and bitterness and the way that forces are arranged against each other, a few years ago, when we had the strife in Lebanon and other places, we called that a civil war; this is much worse,...
  • Barack Obama in Christian Post
    Speaking of Rev. Wright's generation, Obama said "the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years."
  • Tariq al-Hashemi in
    But Tariq al-Hashemi, Iraq's vice-president and the top Sunni Arab in the government, told Austin that "the feelings of bitterness and anger cannot be eased unless there is a deterrent punishment", according to a statement by al-Hashemi's office.

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