Definitions for bitterˈbɪt ər

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  1. bitter(noun)

    English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)

  2. bitter, bitterness(noun)

    the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

  3. bitterness, bitter(adj)

    the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

  4. acrimonious, bitter(adj)

    marked by strong resentment or cynicism

    "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"

  5. bitter(adj)

    very difficult to accept or bear

    "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"

  6. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic(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"; "a vitriolic critique"

  7. bitter(adj)

    expressive of severe grief or regret

    "shed bitter tears"

  8. bitter(adj)

    proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity

    "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"

  9. bitter(adj)

    causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter"

  10. biting, bitter(verb)

    causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold

    "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"

  11. bitter(adverb)

    make bitter

  12. piercingly, bitterly, bitingly, bitter(adverb)

    extremely and sharply

    "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. bitter(Noun)

    A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.

  2. bitter(Noun)

    A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.

  3. bitter(Noun)

    A turn of a cable about the bitts.

  4. bitter(Adjective)

    Having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance)

    The coffee was bitter.

  5. bitter(Adjective)

    Harsh, piercing or stinging

  6. bitter(Adjective)

    Hateful or hostile

    They're bitter enemies.

  7. bitter(Adjective)

    Cynical and resentful

    I've been bitter ever since that defeat.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bitter(noun)

    aA turn of the cable which is round the bitts

  2. Bitter(verb)

    having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes

  3. Bitter(verb)

    causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day

  4. Bitter(verb)

    causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant

  5. Bitter(verb)

    characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach

  6. Bitter(verb)

    mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable

  7. Bitter(noun)

    any substance that is bitter. See Bitters

  8. Bitter(verb)

    to make bitter

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Bitter

    Bitter is an English term for pale ale. Bitters vary in colour from gold to dark amber and in strength from 3% to 7% alcohol by volume.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bitter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3873

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bitter' in Adjectives Frequency: #518


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