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bitterness

noun [U] uk   /ˈbɪt.ə.nəs/ us    /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ-/

bitterness noun [U] (TASTE)

bitterness noun [U] (ANGER)

a feeling of anger and unhappiness: He was full of bitterness after he lost his job.
Translations of “bitterness”
in Korean 쓴맛, (감정이)쓰라림…
in Arabic مِرارة…
in Portuguese amargor, amargura…
in Catalan amargor, ressentiment…
in Japanese 苦味, 怒り, うらみ…
in Italian amarezza…
in Chinese (Traditional) 味道, 苦味…
in Chinese (Simplified) 味道, 苦味…
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