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  Definition of bitter
  1. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
  2. the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  3. English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  4. make bitter
  5. marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
  6. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
  7. expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"
  8. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
  9. harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts
  10. one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
  11. very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
  12. extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
Similar Words: bitterness, acrimonious, biting, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic, piercingly, bitterly, bitingly

 

Hyponyms: acerbity, acridity, acridness

 

Pertainyms: biting, cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

 

Derivational Morphology: bitterness

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: hidhur   Bosnian: gorak  
Bulgarian: горчив and циничен   Catalan: amarg  
Croatian: gorak and ogorčen   Danish: bitter  
Dutch: bitter and verbitterd   Finnish: katkera and kitkerä  
French: amer   German: bitter and verbittert  
Hungarian: keserű   Italian: amaro  
Latin: amarus   Polish: gorzki  
Portuguese: amargo   Romanian: amar  
Russian: горький   Slovak: horký  
Slovene: grenak and zagrenjen   Spanish: amargado and amargo  
Swedish: bitter   Telugu: చేదు  
 
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