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Synonyms for pill

tablet

a bitter pill (to swallow)

Synonyms for pill

an unpleasant, tiresome person

Synonyms for pill

something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size

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a unpleasant or tiresome person

something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured

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Terming IMF deal a bitter pill, she said, people would see good results in the coming days.
The IMF is also like a bitter pill which the government had to take.
"UPA left fumbling institutions, and therefore a bitter pill is much needed.
WIGAN 2 S'HAMPTON 2 SOUTHAMPTON striker Rickie Lambert described Shaun Maloney's late equaliser as a bitter pill to swallow after the Saints had to settle for a point against Wigan.
'A BITTER PILL' FOR SCARLETS 17 NORTHAMPTON 29 By PAUL JONES SKIPPER Matthew Rees admitted that the Scarlets' kids were taught a harsh lesson as their European hopes lay trampled in the mud for another season.
"It is a bitter pill for us to swallow because I thought we were going to win and nobody has done that down here for a year."
"It was a bitter pill to swallow being banned for eight weeks, which is basically the whole Six Nations, but I had to accept that I'd slipped up.
One county councillor last night said the money paid for Mr Ireland's work would be "a bitter pill to swallow" for those who face losing their jobs, calling it "absolute madness," although the authority insisted it is paying the going rate.
NORTH Wales-based price comparison website moneysupermarket.com says an almost doubling in profits for the UK's biggest energy firm is "a bitter pill for customers to swallow".
"This is a bitter pill," one cleric told the BBC (April 5) after Arnada was exonerated.
But I also suspect that the price of inhabiting the twisted straitjacket that the screenwriter has designed for Judi Dench is going to make even that pursuit a bitter pill to swallow."
We also dive into the debate over Title IX, which has been a boon to female athletes--but a bitter pill for men whose teams have been cut under the "gender equity" law.
That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order."
It was a bitter pill for Quins fans to swallow following a courageous display from their team against an error-prone Sale outfit.
For millions of people who have come to rely on the popular drugs, the news is a bitter pill to swallow.