bitter


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Synonyms for bitter

Synonyms for bitter

having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort

Synonyms for bitter

English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)

the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

make bitter

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marked by strong resentment or cynicism

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very difficult to accept or bear

expressive of severe grief or regret

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proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity

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causing a sharp and acrid taste experience

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causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation

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extremely and sharply

References in classic literature ?
Four or five miles to the eastward lay the lake, and over this the bitter winds came raging.
One bitter morning in February the little boy who worked at the lard machine with Stanislovas came about an hour late, and screaming with pain.
Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess; By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess, And the wolf shall he your herdsman By a landmark removed, For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall seed where ye loved!
I will reap your fields before you at the hands of a host; Ye shall glean behind my reapers, for the bread that is lost, And the deer shall be your oxen By a headland untilled, For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall leaf where ye build!
It seemed that some devil had seized him, forcing him to say bitter things against his will, even though at the time he wanted to shake hands with Rose and meet him more than halfway.
And they come from a bitter heart," answered the unknown knight.
And being bold as bitter, and having set hold with hatred upon Wolsey, he in another poem called Why come ye not to Court?
And this poem shows us that Skelton was not always bitter and biting.
Shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul.
That had not been a happy wakening, for it brought with it the bitter disappointment of the preceding night.
While I acknowledge the success of the present work to have been greater than I anticipated, and the praises it has elicited from a few kind critics to have been greater than it deserved, I must also admit that from some other quarters it has been censured with an asperity which I was as little prepared to expect, and which my judgment, as well as my feelings, assures me is more bitter than just.
Drink it and I'll give you a lump of sugar to take the bitter taste from your mouth.
When Mr Jones found that Partridge was in earnest in this proposal, he very severely rebuked him, and that in such bitter terms, that the other attempted to laugh it off, and presently turned the discourse to other matters; saying, he believed they were then in a bawdy house, and that he had with much ado prevented two wenches from disturbing his honour in the middle of the night.
Is it possible," I asked, "that the feeling towards me which is there described, is as bitter as ever against me now?
He paused, looking at the money with bitter despondency.