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Adjective: bitter (bitterer,bitterest)  bi-tu(r)
  1. Marked by strong resentment or cynicism
    "bitter about the divorce";
    - acrimonious
  2. Very difficult to accept or bear
    "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
  3. Harsh or corrosive in tone
    "bitter words";
    - acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, blistering, caustic, sulfurous [N. Amer], sulphurous [Brit, Cdn], virulent, vitriolic, acidulous, sulphureous [Brit]
  4. Expressive of severe grief or regret
    "shed bitter tears"
  5. Proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
    "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
  6. Causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
    "quinine is bitter"
  7. Causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
    "bitter cold";
    - biting
Noun: bitter  bi-tu(r)
  1. [Brit] A dry sharp-tasting beer with a strong flavour of hops
  2. The taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    - bitterness
  3. The property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
    - bitterness
Verb: bitter  bi-tu(r)
  1. Make bitter
Adverb: bitter  bi-tu(r)
  1. Extremely and sharply
    "bitter cold";
    - piercingly, bitterly, bitingly

Derived forms: bittering, bitters, bitterest, bittered, bitterer

See also: hostile, intolerable, painful, resentful, sorrowful, tasty, unbearable, unendurable, unpleasant

Type of: ale, change taste, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste property, taste sensation

Encyclopedia: Bitter, Gary