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Bitter meaning

bitter - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. English term for a dry sharp- tasting ale with strong flavor of hops ( usually on draft)
  2. 2. one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
  3. 3. AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
  4. 4. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
  5. 5. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
  6. 6. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
  7. 7. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
  8. 8. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
  9. 9. Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
  10. 10. To make bitter.
  11. 11. Having a certain unpleasant taste; sharp; afflictive; rancorous.

bitter - examples of usage

  1. His tone was bitter as he spoke the last words.
  2. This could only be learnt by bitter experience. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. It began with the slightly bitter thought of being " out of it." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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