English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
marked by strong resentment or cynicism
"an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
very difficult to accept or bear
"the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
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"
expressive of severe grief or regret
"shed bitter tears"
proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
"a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter"
causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
"bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
piercingly, bitterly, bitingly, bitter(adverb)
extremely and sharply
"it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.
A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.
A turn of a cable about the bitts.
Having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance)
The coffee was bitter.
Harsh, piercing or stinging
Hateful or hostile
They're bitter enemies.
Cynical and resentful
I've been bitter ever since that defeat.
aA turn of the cable which is round the bitts
having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes
causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day
causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant
characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach
mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable
any substance that is bitter. See Bitters
to make 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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bit′ėr, adj. biting or acrid to the taste: sharp: painful.—n. any substance having a bitter taste.—adj. Bitt′erish.—adv. Bitt′erly.—n. Bitt′erness.—n.pl. Bitt′ers, a liquid prepared from bitter herbs or roots, and used as a stomachic.—n. Bitt′er-sweet, the Woody Nightshade, a slender, climbing hedge-plant, having red poisonous berries, said to be named from its root, when chewed, having first a bitter, then a sweet taste: (Shak.) an apple that has a compound taste of sweet and bitter: a mixture of sweet and bitter. [A.S. bítan, to bite.]
(Spens.), used for Bittern.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Any turn of a cable about the bitts is called a bitter. Hence a ship is "brought up to a bitter" when the cable is allowed to run out to that stop.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bitter' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3873
Rank popularity for the word 'bitter' in Adjectives Frequency: #518
The numerical value of bitter in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of bitter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sooner a person awakens, longer he has to suffer the bitter part of his life.
Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back--in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.
Opportunities lose not, for all delay is madness; ?Mid bitter sorrow patience show, for ?tis the key of gladness.
The bitter truth is that it is only now, four and a half years later, that we are finally and with tremendous difficulty making a breach in the wall of indifference, silence and lack of sympathy, and for this we ourselves are largely to blame.
I'm bitter, very bitter. My heart aches.
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- ممقوت, مر, أليم, مقيت, مرارةArabic
- горчив, остър, циничен, злобен, враждебенBulgarian
- amargCatalan, Valencian
- zatrpklý, hořkýCzech
- горькъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- bitter, forbitret, bidendeDanish
- verhasst, bitter, verbittert, erbittert, arg, hart, feindlich, harsch, hässlichGerman
- amargo, amargadoSpanish
- mõru, kibeEstonian
- katkera, kitkerä, karvasFinnish
- amer, odieux, sévère, hostile, haïssable, dur, haineuxFrench
- goirt, searbhIrish
- מרה, מרירה, מריר, מרHebrew
- megkeseredett, gyomorkeserű, keserű, metsző, elkeseredettHungarian
- սաստիկ, մռու, խայթող, անողոք, սուր, դառնություն, դառը գարեջուր, ծակող, կծու, չար, դաժան, դառն, ամենաչարArmenian
- aspro, amara, gelido, amaroItalian
- 過酷な, 敵対, 荒々しい, いやな, 苦い, 憎らしい, 激しいJapanese
- ачууланган, кайгылуу, катаң, муңдуу, оор, ачуусу келген, катаал, курч, катуу, жинденген, ачуу, күчтүү, капалуу, жагымсыз, каардуу, муңайынкыKyrgyz
- amarus, acerbus, asperLatin
- sūrs, sīvs, rūgtsLatvian
- कट्टर, कडू, तीव्र, उग्रMarathi
- bitter, verbitterd, scherpDutch
- zgorzkniały, gorzkiPolish
- agudo, amargo, amargurado, encarniçado, penetrantePortuguese
- ненавистный, горький, злой, озлобленный, суровый, враждебный, злобный, мучительныйRussian
- ògōrčen, gorak, ljȗt, опор, горак, opor, трпак, trpak, грк, grkSerbo-Croatian
- grenak, zagrenjenSlovene
- bitter, beskSwedish
- kavaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- iliklere işleyen, yakıcı, keskin, acılı, şiddetli, acı, sertTurkish
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