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1. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] marked by strong resentment or cynicism.

Synonyms

  • acrimonious

Antonyms

  • constructive
  • sweet

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word bitter


1. Adjective
Olives that are picked too early will often have a bitter taste.

Quotes containing the word bitter


1. Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
- Lewis B. Smedes

2. She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

3. We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

2. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] very difficult to accept or bear.

Synonyms

  • unendurable
  • unbearable

Antonyms

  • slow
  • nontoxic
  • avirulent

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] harsh or corrosive in tone.

Synonyms

  • vitriolic
  • acerbic
  • unpleasant
  • sulphurous
  • acid
  • sulfurous
  • blistering
  • acrid
  • acerb
  • virulent

Antonyms

  • palatable
  • inoffensive
  • cold
  • amphoteric

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] expressive of severe grief or regret.

Antonyms

  • nice

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity.

Antonyms

  • good-natured

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. bitter

adverb. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] extremely and sharply.

Synonyms

  • bitingly
  • bitterly

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • abstain
  • dislike

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. bitter

noun. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste.

Synonyms

  • taste property
  • acridness
  • acridity
  • acerbity

Antonyms

  • unpalatability
  • palatability
  • permissible
  • unsarcastic

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold.

Synonyms

  • painful

Antonyms

  • pleasing
  • unpleasantness

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. bitter

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] causing a sharp and acrid taste experience.

Antonyms

  • alkaline

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. bitter

noun. ['ˈbɪtɝ'] English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft).

Antonyms

  • nonviolent

Etymology

  • bitter (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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