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Synonyms for bittersweet

poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries

twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

tinged with sadness

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having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness


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PULLING (BBC2, Monday) - more a bitter-bitter comedy than a bitter-sweet comedy - is getting funnier by the episode.
BITTER-SWEET musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is coming to Middlesbrough thanks to students from the University of Teesside.
Imagine the feeling I had when one of my favourite anthems was suddenly adopted by Newcastle United and the bitter-sweet feeling I had every time that I saw the team run out on to the pitch on television.
The ultimate antidote to finger-in-the-ear nasal folk songs, the band has a reputation as being one of the bands to see live, but their once-a-year outing, much anticipated by all fans, is, however, a bitter-sweet experience.
Victory was bitter-sweet for Wigan as their nearest relegation rivals Wakefield shocked Warrington 17-16, while Castleford Tigers had an impressive 34-14 victory over Huddersfield.
COVENTRY brothers Chris and Jamie Firth share the role of Jack in bitter-sweet comedy Hanging in There which deals with the subject of male cancer.
North Tyneside-born dad-of-two Mr Banks, 41, said: "It is something of a bitter-sweet moment.
Add a secret British weapon, Matthew's bitter-sweet game of cat and mouse with a glamorous Irish agent and a determined effort by sister Hannah not to be shut out from the reality of the suffering, and the best-selling author has no difficulty keeping our interest.
Lost in Translation (15) World-weary Bill Murray has bitter-sweet romance in Japan with Scarlett Johansson.
Capable of any season, any city, and even more important, any palate, who better to present a feature on the food paradox of bitter-sweet flavors than Alain Ducasse.
It'll be a bitter-sweet experience -- with the Indians unfortunate loss to the Yankees, but it will still be fun for me and my friends to go to New York City," said Poling.
In Mary Pipher's book Reviving Ophelia (Putnam, 1994 and Ballantine, 1995) a bitter-sweet limelight focuses on teenage girls.
Bitter-sweet initial taste with a hint of lime and some honey-sweet biscuit notes from the malt.
A beautiful (in stunning 3D) and often bitter-sweet film based on Reif Larsen's young adult novel, it also stars Helena Bonham Carter as his beetle-loving mother Dr Claire.
And with champions Newtonmore up next it was a bitter-sweet day for Shiel boss Johnston Gill.