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Definition of Bitterness


  1. The quality or state of being bitter, sharp, or acrid, in either a literal or figurative sense; implacableness; resentfulness; severity; keenness of reproach or sarcasm; deep distress, grief, or vexation of mind.
  2. A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.
  3. Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.

Bitterness Quotations

Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
Charles Stanley

He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Flannery O'Connor

Beauty, more than bitterness, makes the heart break.
Sara Teasdale
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Bitterness Translations

bitterness in Dutch is bitterheid, verbittering
bitterness in French is amertume
bitterness in German is Verbitterung, Bitterkeit
bitterness in Italian is esacerbazione
bitterness in Latin is acerbitas, ruta, amaritudo
bitterness in Spanish is amargura
bitterness in Swedish is bitterhet
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