|1.||[ adjective ] marked by strong resentment or cynicism|
"an acrimonious dispute" "bitter about the divorce"
|2.||[ adjective ] very difficult to accept or bear|
"the bitter truth" "a bitter sorrow"
|3.||[ adjective ] harsh or corrosive in tone|
|Synonyms:||acid blistering acrid virulent acerbic sulfurous sulphurous venomous caustic vitriolic acerb|
"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" "a sulfurous denunciation"
|4.||[ adjective ] one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine|
|5.||[ adjective ] expressive of severe grief or regret|
"shed bitter tears"
|6.||[ adjective ] proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity|
"a bitter struggle" "bitter enemies"
|7.||[ adjective ] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold|
"bitter cold" "a biting wind"
|8.||[ verb ] make bitter|
|Related terms:||change_taste bitterness|
|9.||[ noun ] (psychology,food) the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth|
|Related terms:||taste pungency|
|10.||[ adverb ] extremely and sharply|
|Synonyms:||bitterly bitingly piercingly|
"it was bitterly cold" "bitter cold"
|Related terms:||cutting biting biting biting|
|11.||[ noun ] (food) English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)|
|Related terms:||ale UK|
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 18335|
|13.||[ noun ] the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste|
|Related terms:||taste_property acridity acerbity|