Definitions of bitter:
  • noun:   the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  • noun:   English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun:   the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
  • verb:   make bitter
  • adjective:   proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
    Example: "A bitter struggle"
  • adjective:   expressive of severe grief or regret
    Example: "Shed bitter tears"
  • adjective:   one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
  • adjective:   very difficult to accept or bear
    Example: "The bitter truth"
  • adjective:   causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
    Example: "Bitter cold"
  • adjective:   marked by strong resentment or cynicism
    Example: "Bitter about the divorce"
  • adjective:   harsh or corrosive in tone
    Example: "Bitter words"
  • adverb:   extremely and sharply
    Example: "It was bitterly cold"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #18335)

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