Antonyms
Etymology

1. bittersweet

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝˌswiːt'] tinged with sadness.

Antonyms

  • fresh

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Bittersweet

  • buckwheat
  • nutrasweet
  • sunsweet
  • treesweet

Example sentences of the word bittersweet


1. Adjective
Voluntarily leaving a job by resignation can be a bittersweet occasion of joy.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Oriental bittersweet seed is spread by birds that consume the berries appearing on the vine in winter.

3. Verb, past participle
Graduation from high school marks a tremendous life change that can be bittersweet.

Quotes containing the word bittersweet


1. In life, there are those relationships where you really love someone, but they're just not right for you and there's a little bittersweet feel to it.
- Jennifer Morrison

2. In life, there are those relationships where you really love someone, but they're just not right for you and there's a little bittersweet feel to it.
- Jennifer Morrison

3. Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route.
- Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

2. bittersweet

adjective. ['ˈbɪtɝˌswiːt'] having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness.

Synonyms

  • semisweet

Antonyms

  • sweet
  • sour

Etymology

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

3. bittersweet

noun. ['ˈbɪtɝˌswiːt'] twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds.

Synonyms

  • false bittersweet
  • climbing bittersweet
  • genus Celastrus
  • shrubby bittersweet
  • Celastrus scandens
  • Celastrus
  • vine
  • staff vine
  • waxwork

Antonyms

  • unappetizing
  • good
  • joyful
  • appreciation

Etymology

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

4. bittersweet

noun. ['ˈbɪtɝˌswiːt'] poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America.

Synonyms

  • deadly nightshade
  • climbing nightshade
  • bittersweet nightshade
  • Solanum dulcamara
  • poisonous nightshade
  • genus Solanum
  • nightshade
  • Solanum

Antonyms

  • cheap
  • off-colour
  • flashy
  • inelegant

Etymology

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