bitterness noun

ADJ. considerable, great, real

QUANT. edge, hint, touch, trace

VERB + BITTERNESS feel She feels no bitterness towards him. | show He's never shown any bitterness.

PREP. with/without ~ She spoke slowly and with some bitterness. | ~ about/over their bitterness over the strike | ~ against/towards his bitterness towards his own father | ~ among the bitterness among nurses about this pay deal | ~ between There is no bitterness between them.