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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.


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