[n] the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
[n] the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
[n] (British) dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops
[adv] extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
[adj] marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
[adj] proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
[adj] expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"
[adj] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
[adj] harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"
[adj] one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
[adj] very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
[v] make bitter
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