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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.
Contemporary Examples

A Very Good War Bob Kerrey March 9, 2010
Brecht’s Mercenary Mother Courage Turns 75 Katie Baker September 9, 2014
Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’ Amy Zimmerman April 12, 2014
Iran Says It’s Under Attack by ISIS Jassem Al Salami October 8, 2014

Historical Examples

Sketches of Church History James Craigie Robertson
Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8) John Richard Green
The Christian Hall Caine
Gifts of Genius Various
The Little Manx Nation – 1891 Hall Caine

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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