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bitter



I - noun
1. English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
Regions:
United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain
Hypernyms:
ale
2. the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
Syn:
bitterness
Hypernyms:
taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception
3. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
Syn:
bitterness
Hypernyms:
taste property
Hyponyms:
acerbity, acridity, acridness

II - verb
make bitter
Hypernyms:
change taste
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something

III - adjective
1. marked by strong resentment or cynicism (Freq. 12)
- an acrimonious dispute
- bitter about the divorce
Syn:
acrimonious
Similar to:
resentful
Derivationally related forms:
bitterness, acrimony (for: acrimonious)
2. very difficult to accept or bear (Freq. 10)
- the bitter truth
- a bitter sorrow
Similar to:
intolerable, unbearable, unendurable
3. harsh or corrosive in tone (Freq. 6)
- an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
- a barrage of acid comments
- her acrid remarks make her many enemies
- bitter words
- blistering criticism
- caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
- a sulfurous denunciation
- a vitriolic critique
Syn:
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, blistering,
caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic
Similar to:
unpleasant
Derivationally related forms:
vitriol (for: vitriolic), virulency (for: virulent), virulence (for: virulent), bitterness, acridness (for: acrid), acridity (for: acrid), acerbity (for: acerbic)
4. expressive of severe grief or regret (Freq. 2)
- shed bitter tears
Similar to:
sorrowful
5. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity (Freq. 1)
- a bitter struggle
- bitter enemies
Similar to:
hostile
Derivationally related forms:
bitterness
6. causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
- quinine is bitter
Similar to:
tasty
7. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation;
used especially of cold
- bitter cold
- a biting wind
Syn:
biting
Similar to:
painful

IV - adverb
extremely and sharply
- it was bitterly cold
- bitter cold
Syn:
piercingly, bitterly, bitingly
Derived from adjective:
biting (for: bitingly), bitter (for: bitterly), piercing (for: piercingly)

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