1. [ adjective ] marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Synonyms: acrimonious

"an acrimonious dispute" "bitter about the divorce"

Related terms: resentful
2. [ adjective ] very difficult to accept or bear

"the bitter truth" "a bitter sorrow"

Related terms: intolerable
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"

Related terms: unpleasant
4. [ adjective ] one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
Related terms: tasteful
5. [ adjective ] expressive of severe grief or regret

"shed bitter tears"

Related terms: sorrowful
6. [ adjective ] proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity

"a bitter struggle" "bitter enemies"

Related terms: hostile
7. [ adjective ] causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
Synonyms: biting

"bitter cold" "a biting wind"

Related terms: painful
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
Synonyms: bitterness
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
Synonyms: bitterness
Related terms: taste_property acridity acerbity
Similar spelling:   biter