resentment, hostility, and anger' [synonyms for bitterness?]

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Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Hello teachers,
Would 'resentment, hostility, and anger' be synonyms for 'bitterness' in the following sentence?
The historic handshake will help the USA and Cuba end their bitterness towards each other.

Thanks in advance.
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I disagree. While there is recognizable overlap among these words, I don't think they're synonymous.

    (Have you looked them all up in the WR Dictionary?)


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I agree with Miss Julie that they would all fit the context of that sentence, but of the three, "resentment" is closer in meaning to "bitterness" than either of the other two.
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