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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
“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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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Of or pertaining to a viper
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Affected by bitterness, resentment, or cynicism
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Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
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Inflamed with passion or conviction
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Having a forbidding appearance
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Deeply pessimistic
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Deadly or unrelenting
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Having qualities resembling those of steel, especially hard and resolute
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Lacking harmony
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Tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt
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Resembling a squawk
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Of, or relating to an alkali, one of a class of caustic bases
Verb
To become, or cause to become, bitter or disenchanted
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Noun
The sensation of flavor perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance
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