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Related / Similar Words: bitterness, acrimonious, biting, acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic, piercingly, bitterly, bitingly

 

Definition:
  • the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste;
  • the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth;
  • English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft);
  • make bitter;
  • marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce";
  • proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies";
  • expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears";
  • causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind";
  • 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;
  • one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine;
  • very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow";
  • extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold";

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    Hyponyms: acerbity, acridity, acridness

     

    Pertainyms: biting, cutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating

     

    Derivational Morphology: bitterness

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: hidhur   Bosnian: gorak  
    Bulgarian: горчив and циничен   Catalan: amarg  
    Croatian: gorak and ogorčen   Danish: bitter  
    Dutch: bitter and verbitterd   Finnish: katkera and kitkerä  
    French: amer   German: bitter and verbittert  
    Hungarian: keserű   Italian: amaro  
    Latin: amarus   Polish: gorzki  
    Portuguese: amargo   Romanian: amar  
    Russian: горький   Slovak: horký  
    Slovene: grenak and zagrenjen   Spanish: amargado and amargo  
    Swedish: bitter   Telugu: చేదు  
     
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