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bitter

bit·ter

bitter

 
 
pronunciation:
bI tr
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bitterer, bitterest
definition 1: having a sharp, bad taste that is neither sour nor salty.
Some vegetables have a bitter taste.
synonyms:
pungent
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
harsh
definition 2: full of or causing anger, hatred, or sadness.
She cried bitter tears when her dog bit her.They are good friends now but were once bitter enemies.
synonyms:
angry, cruel, hateful, painful
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
distressing, harsh, hostile, indignant, mean, sour, sullen, tormenting
definition 3: uncomfortably cold or harsh.
We expect bitter weather in February.
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
arctic, brutal, chilling, cold, harsh, numbing, raw, severe, stinging
derivations: bitterly (adv.), bitterness (n.)
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