- to make bitter; make resentful or morose
- to make more bitter; exacerbate; aggravate
- When you steal someone's boyfriend and make her resent you, this is an example of when youembitter.
- Lemon added to candy is an example of something that embitters.
Embitter is defined as to cause someone to feel resentful or angry, or to give something a sharp taste.
transitive verbem·bit·tered, em·bit·ter·ing, em·bit·ters
- To make bitter in flavor.
- To arouse bitter feelings in: was embittered by years of unrewarded labor.
(third-person singular simple present embitters, present participle embittering, simple past and past participle embittered)
- To cause to be bitter.
em- + bitter
- Many circumstances concurred to embitter the latter years of his life.
- The brutal treatment he had experienced in boyhood under the orders of Adil Shah, and the opprobrious name of eunuch with which be was taunted by his enemies, no doubt contributed to embitter his nature.
- Domestic afflictions combined with numerous and painful infirmities to embitter his old age.
- This, however, the prince president, to his credit, declined to accept, and made "an exception in favour of a savant whose works had thrown lustre on France, and whose existence his government would regret to embitter."
- The anticipated agreement, however, was not attained; and the result of the council was simply to embitter the relations between the two great religious parties, and those between the Western and Eastern halves of the Empire.