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Adjective
Having an unpalatable harsh taste, as the peel of an orange
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“Gone are the bitter taste and pungent odor of many of the herbs.”
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Feeling or showing anger, hurt, or resentment
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“She is said to be very bitter about the way she was sacked.”
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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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“The destruction of the buffalo herds was a bitter blow for the Plains Indians.”
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(of a conflict, argument, or opponent) Full of anger and acrimony
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“The judge ruled in his favor, ending the bitter five-year legal dispute over his farm.”
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Suggestive of sorrow, distress or regret
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“But then she saw that all these saints perceived her not, nor turned to look at her, nor heard her bitter cry.”
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Very low or below average in temperature
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“Britain was braced for more snow and bitter winds today as the cold weather kept its icy grip on the country.”
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Causing distress, sadness or anxiety
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Suggestive of being angry or in a foul mood
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Feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages
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Tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt
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Having feelings of disillusionment or disenchantment
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Resembling a squawk
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Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases
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Resolute and steadfast in one's will or ambition
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Verb
To become, or cause to become, bitter or disenchanted
“This, he reckons, is a bitter pill for Scots who quite enjoy wallowing in a perceived anti-Scottish backlash.”
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