Bittered



having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste, like that of aspirin, quinine, wormwood, or aloes.
producing one of the four basic taste sensations; not sour, sweet, or salt.
hard to bear; grievous; distressful:
a bitter sorrow.
causing pain; piercing; stinging:
a bitter chill.
characterized by intense antagonism or hostility:
bitter hatred.
hard to admit or accept:
a bitter lesson.
resentful or cynical:
bitter words.
that which is bitter; bitterness:
Learn to take the bitter with the sweet.
British. a very dry ale having a strong taste of hops.
to make bitter:
herbs employed to bitter vermouth.
extremely; very; exceedingly:
a bitter cold night.
Historical Examples

John Splendid Neil Munro
The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth Timothy Templeton
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six Abraham Lincoln

adjective
having or denoting an unpalatable harsh taste, as the peel of an orange or coffee dregs Compare sour (sense 1)
showing or caused by strong unrelenting hostility or resentment: he was still bitter about the divorce
difficult or unpleasant to accept or admit: a bitter blow
cutting; sarcastic: bitter words
bitingly cold: a bitter night
adverb
very; extremely (esp in the phrase bitter cold)
noun
a thing that is bitter
(Brit) beer with a high hop content, with a slightly bitter taste
verb
to make or become bitter
adj.

bitter end
bitter pill to swallow

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