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Definition of bitter:

  1. AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
  2. Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
  3. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
  4. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
  5. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
  6. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
  7. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
  8. To make bitter.

Synonyms:

savage, tartness, unfriendly, sarcastic, rough, hostile, irate, biting, blistery, bitingly, acerbity, sorrowful, mordacious, shrilly, barbed, love, cynical, erosive, deadly, piercingly, unpalatable, attitude, resentful, virulent, hard, acerbic, jaundice, vitriolic, sulphurous, stifling, acerb, bitterly, bitterness, distasteful, acrid, angry, sulfurous, vinegarish, brutal, acidulated, tasteful, thorniness, venomous, hot, comfort, red-hot, acidulent, rancor, rancour, acrimonious, acidulous, caustic, acrimony, blistering, acetous, taste, intolerable, unpleasant, mordant, astringent, sultry, resentment, gall, nipping, intense, painful, indigestible, like, harsh, acid.

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