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Definitions for bittersweet
ˌbɪt ərˈswit, ˈbɪt ərˌswit; ˈbɪt ərˌswitbit·ter·sweet

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamaranoun

    poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America

  2. bittersweet, American bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, shrubby bittersweet, Celastrus scandensadjective

    twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

  3. bittersweetadjective

    tinged with sadness

    "a movie with a bittersweet ending"

  4. bittersweet, semisweetadjective

    having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness

Wiktionary

  1. bittersweetnoun

    a vine, of the genus Celastrus, having small orange fruits that open to reveal red seeds

  2. bittersweetnoun

    the bittersweet nightshade, Solanum dulcamara

  3. bittersweetnoun

    A variety of apple with a bittersweet taste.

  4. bittersweetadjective

    both bitter and sweet

  5. bittersweetadjective

    expressing contrasting emotions of pain and pleasure

    The break-up was very bittersweet; they both hurt to end it, but were glad it was over.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bittersweetadjective

    sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful

  2. Bittersweetnoun

    anything which is bittersweet

  3. Bittersweetnoun

    a kind of apple so called

  4. Bittersweetnoun

    a climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries (Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara

  5. Bittersweetnoun

    an American woody climber (Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called Roxbury waxwork

Freebase

  1. Bittersweet

    Bittersweet is the second studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Blu Cantrell, released in the United States on June 24, 2003 by Arista Records. It debuted at number thirty-seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart selling 29,000 units in its opening week and spawned the international hit single "Breathe". The album did not share the domestic success of So Blu, selling only 228,000 copies in the U.S. and remaining so far uncertified by the Recording Industry Association of America. However, unlike Cantrell's debut album, Bittersweet managed to reach international markets, performing modestly in certain European nations.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bittersweet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bittersweet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bittersweet in a Sentence

  1. Jon Rogers:

    Although it is bittersweet that our spiritual home will be destroyed, we are excited about filling the void that has been left.

  2. Scott Kelly:

    I can’t say that it was a relief, leaving the space station was bittersweet – I had been there for a long time and looked forward to leaving, but it is a remarkable place.

  3. Thomas Homan:

    It has been the honor of my life to lead the men and women of ICE for more than a year, the decision to leave federal service after more than 34 years is bittersweet, but my family has sacrificed a lot in order for me to serve and it's time for me to focus on them.

  4. Joely Attwater:

    Having a baby is high on Tom’s bucket list and we’re both thrilled, but it’s bittersweet as Tom knows he won’t be around to see our little bump grow up. I still feel in denial about that, but at the very top of Tom’s bucket list is raising the money for Kelli. Tom is the love of my life and my hero.

  5. David Bahlman:

    It's bittersweet, it's discouraging because we told them all the reasons why they shouldn't renovate Soldier Field 20 years ago. They didn't listen to us. And now, they're not happy with the things we told them were deficient in the Soldier Field plan.

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