- 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."
- Under more favourable conditions Louis would have gained a name for kindness and philanthropy, proofs of which did indeed appear during his reign in Holland and gained him the esteem of his subjects; but his morbid sensitiveness served to embitter his relations both of a domestic and of,'a political nature and to sour his own disposition.