• Bittern Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) The brine which remains in salt works after the salt is concreted, having a bitter taste from the chloride of magnesium which it contains.
- (n.) A wading bird of the genus Botaurus, allied to the herons, of various species.
- (a.) A very bitter compound of quassia, cocculus Indicus, etc., used by fraudulent brewers in adulterating beer.
• Bitterness Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A state of extreme impiety or enmity to God.
- (n.) Dangerous error, or schism, tending to draw persons to apostasy.