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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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The Young Boys soccer club of Berne is sure to have a bitter-sweet day on July 7th: it will be their first game back in the "National League A," Switzerland's premiere soccer division, but their last game in Berne's fabled Wankdorf Stadion.
The three divisions reflect joy, disillusionment, and a bitter-sweet melancholy.
The NYBG has weeded oriental bitter-sweet vines and may soon attack some other invaders.
His films are characterized by opulent decor, sweeping camera movements, and nostalgic, bitter-sweet recreations of life, love, and frivolity in old Vienna or the Paris of La Belle Epoque.
Some of the tales are bitter-sweet, such as the story of Beth, a young woman who continues to play the violin at the Martha Washington Inn in Abingdon, Virginia to ease her soldier-boyfriend's passing.
Bitter-sweet zesty orange flavour initially before the coriander comes into play, all against the sweet malty background.
David Zolkwer, head of ceremonies and artistic director, said that it was been an absolutely amazing time but now they had reached the bitter-sweet moment when they brace themselves for the inevitable goodbyes and the farewells.
g It was a bitter-sweet night for Chris Deans who headed the Midlanders in front before being sent off four minutes later following an off the ball clash with Shels' skipper Brian Gannon.
In some ways it is bitter-sweet because we've wanted to get over the finish line for a while and we've just not managed it," he said.
SPIKE Jonze's bitter-sweet tale of a lonely writer falling for his husky-voiced computer system (Scarlett Johansson) mines much the same vein of the unfolding relationship between man and machine in Robot & Frank.
Top-quality chocolate is a must to ensure a bitter-sweet combination.
What bitter-sweet success was attained by racehorse Esha Ness in 1993?
RICHARD Evans adopted a philosophical approach after admitting Romulus' belated start to 2009 was a bitter-sweet affair.
When it comes to marmalade, it is both the aromatic zest and its bitter pith which gives our most traditional conserve of all its bitter-sweet flavours.
BITTER-SWEET musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is coming to Middlesbrough thanks to students from the University of Teesside.