bitterness

Primary Meanings of bitterness

1.
n
the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
2.
n
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Full Definitions of bitterness
1

n the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

Synonyms:
bitter
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

n the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

Synonyms:
bitter
Types:
acerbity
a sharp bitterness
acridity, acridness
extreme bitterness
Type of:
taste property
a property appreciated via the sense of taste
2

n a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Synonyms:
gall, rancor, rancour, resentment
Types:
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heartburning
intense resentment
huffishness, sulkiness
a feeling of sulky resentment
grievance, grudge, score
a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
enviousness, envy
a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another
covetousness
an envious eagerness to possess something
green-eyed monster, jealousy
a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
penis envy
(psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity
Type of:
enmity, hostility, ill will
the feeling of a hostile person

n a rough and bitter manner

Synonyms:
acerbity, acrimony, jaundice, tartness, thorniness
Type of:
disagreeableness
an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

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