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bitter

bit·ter

bitter

 
 
pronunciation:
bI tr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: bitterer, bitterest
definition 1: having a sharp and unpleasant taste that is neither sour nor salty.
synonyms:
acerbic, acrid, pungent
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
harsh, rough, unsavory
definition 2: full of, marked by, or causing emotions such as grief, anger, resentment, or hatred.
a bitter defeatbitter sorrow
synonyms:
agonizing, angry, cruel, grievous, hateful, painful, rancorous, resentful, wretched
antonyms:
amicable, magnanimous, sweet
similar words:
acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, distressing, harsh, heartbreaking, hostile, indignant, malevolent, mean, mournful, scornful, sour, spiteful, sullen, tormenting, venomous
definition 3: piercingly cold or harshly discomforting.
bitter weather
synonyms:
biting, cutting, freezing, piercing
antonyms:
balmy, mild
similar words:
arctic, brutal, chilling, cold, harsh, inclement, numbing, penetrating, raw, severe, stinging
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is bitter or hard to endure.
We must take the bitter with the sweet.
definition 2: a dark beer with a somewhat bitter taste.
derivations: bitterly (adv.), bitterness (n.)
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