amareggiare

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

amaro (bitter) +‎ -eggiare

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amareggiàre (first-person singular present amaréggio, first-person singular past historic amareggiài, past participle amareggiàto, auxiliary avere)

  1. (transitive, figuratively) to embitter, to make bitter
    Synonyms: affligere, addolorare; see also Thesaurus:rattristare
    • 1946, Ernest Hemingway, Giuseppe Trevisani, transl., Fiesta [The Sun Also Rises], Einaudi:
      Cohn era un ragazzo per bene, un ragazzo socievole e molto timido, e la cosa lo amareggiava.
      He was a nice boy, a friendly boy, and very shy, and it made him bitter.
      (literally, “Cohn was a respectable boy, a sociable and very shy boy, and it embittered him.”)

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