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Bitterness, 1) vexation, grief: “the b. of absence,” Sonn. 57, 7. “no b. that I will bitter think,” 111, 11. “joy could not show itself modest enough without a badge of b.” Ado I, 1, 23. John III, 4, 111. Oth. I, 1, 163.
2) acrimony: “say not so in b.” As III, 5, 3. “contempt nor b. were in his pride or sharpness,” All's I, 2, 36. “you do measure the heat of our livers with the b. of your galls,” H4B I, 2, 198. R3 I, 3, 179. Tit. IV, 4, 12. Cymb. III, 5, 137.
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