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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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She has said these firsts were "bittersweet" but gave people hope that the UK art world was becoming more diverse.
"I haven't been here since my dad passed away (we used to come every year and do the hike) so it was bittersweet, but I know he somehow helped drag me up there."
"Obviously they can pay more money, if they're in a higher league that's always more of a draw for players and it's bittersweet because we gave them the opportunity but I suppose it also shows we're doing something right and we're playing well."
He said: "It's a moment to celebrate the people who gave so much and took so little, but it is a little bittersweet. I think the Windrush scandal has left a very nasty taste in the mouth and there will be many Britons who feel sad that that has happened."
Meanwhile, Grant recently spoke with ( Entertainment Weekly regarding the "bittersweet" ending of "Scandal." "We're so grateful to be together for another year, but the clock is ticking, so every moment feels precious," she said.
She wrote on her new @Malala account, which gained hundreds of thousands of followers within hours: "Graduating is bittersweet for me.
Malala Yousafzai, 19 - who later won the Nobel Peace Prize - said it was a "bittersweet" moment.
The line is available in four varieties: Organic Bittersweet Chocolate, Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate,
Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum provides a collection of insights from nearly thirty writers who describe the positive experiences they've had on the autism spectrum in a surprising and satisfying contrast to the many, many books on the market which detail issues.
She described her year-long reign as 'bittersweet.'
After the Eid prayer, they congratulated each other's bairam in a bittersweet joy.
Heavy cream and milk mingle in the base, flavored with both bittersweet chocolate for depth and cocoa powder for tang, along with a little vanilla extract for its floral perfume.
Sipes chose to use Italian culinary apples and French bittersweet varieties from Normandy.
Bittersweet destiny; the stormy evolution of human behavior, 2d ed.