- [adverb] extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
Synonyms: piercingly, ly, bitingly
- [noun] English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
- [noun] the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
- [noun] the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
- [verb] make bitter
- [adjective] marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
- [adjective] very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
- [adjective] harsh or corrosive in tone; "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"
Synonyms: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic
- [adjective] one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
- [adjective] expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"
- [adjective] proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
- [adjective] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"