bitterness

Definitions of bitterness
  1. noun
    the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    synonyms: bitter
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    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
  2. noun
    the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
    synonyms: bitter
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    acerbity
    a sharp bitterness
    acridity, acridness
    extreme bitterness
    type of:
    taste property
    a property appreciated via the sense of taste
  3. noun
    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    synonyms: gall, rancor, rancour, resentment
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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
  4. noun
    a rough and bitter manner
    synonyms: acerbity, acrimony, jaundice, tartness, thorniness
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    disagreeableness
    an ill-tempered and offensive disposition
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