It's gall and wormwood to me

It's gall and wormwood to me
От этого меня с души воротит

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  • Wormwood — Worm wood, n. [AS. werm?d, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant ({Artemisia Absinthium}), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a tonic and a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wormwood hare — Wormwood Worm wood, n. [AS. werm?d, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant ({Artemisia Absinthium}), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gall — gall1 /gawl/, n. 1. impudence; effrontery. 2. bile, esp. that of an animal. 3. something bitter or severe. 4. bitterness of spirit; rancor. 5. gall and wormwood, bitterness of spirit; deep resentment. [bef. 900; ME; OE galla, gealla; c. G Galle;… …   Universalium

  • gall — 1. noun /ɡɔːl/ a) The gall bladder. He shall flee from the iron weapon and the bow of steel shall strike him through. It is drawn and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall. b) A bump like imperfection resembling …   Wiktionary

  • gall — 1. n. 1 sl. impudence. 2 asperity, rancour. 3 bitterness; anything bitter (gall and wormwood). 4 the bile of animals. 5 the gall bladder and its contents. Phrases and idioms: gall bladder the vessel storing bile after its secretion by the liver… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gall — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrade, abrase, abrasion, acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acridity, acridness, acrimony, afflict, affliction, aggravate, aggravation, agonize, ail, anger, animosity, annoy, annoyance, arouse, arrogance …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gall — I n 1. bitterness, rancor, malice, spite, animosity, acrimony, cynicism; malignity, venom, virulence, spleen; acerbity, asperity, mordacity, sarcasm, invective. 2. impudence, insolence, brashness, audacity, cheek, brass, face, sauciness;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Roman wormwood — Wormwood Worm wood, n. [AS. werm?d, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant ({Artemisia Absinthium}), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tree wormwood — Wormwood Worm wood, n. [AS. werm?d, akin to OHG. wermuota, wormuota, G. wermuth, wermut; of uncertain origin.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant ({Artemisia Absinthium}), having a bitter and slightly aromatic taste, formerly used as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wormwood — /ˈwɜmwʊd / (say wermwood) noun 1. any plant of the genus Artemisia, as santonica and moxa. 2. a bitter, aromatic herb, Artemisia absinthium, native to Europe, formerly much used as a vermifuge and a tonic, but now chiefly in making absinthe (def …  

  • Gall —    (1) Heb. mererah, meaning bitterness (Job 16:13); i.e., the bile secreted in the liver. This word is also used of the poison of asps (20:14), and of the vitals, the seat of life (25).    2) Heb. rosh. In Deut. 32:33 and Job 20:16 it denotes… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary


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