Bitterness

Definition of Bitterness

Bit´ter`ness
n.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.
The lip that curls with bitterness.
- Percival.
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
- Job vii. 11.
2.A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.
Thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
- Acts viii. 23.
3.Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.
Looking diligently, . . . lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you.
- Heb. xii. 15.

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