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See definition of bitter on Dictionary.com
  • adj.pungent, sharp
  • adj.hostile, nasty
  • adj.painful, distressing

synonyms for bitter

  • harsh
  • sour
  • acid
  • astringent
  • tart
  • absinthal
  • absinthian
  • acerb
  • acerbic
  • acrid
  • amaroidal
  • unsweetened
  • vinegary
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antonyms for bitter

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  • bland
  • sweet
  • agreeable
  • content
  • genial
  • good
  • helping
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • wonderful
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How to use bitter in a sentence

Changes since that sluggish start have sent the state zooming up the national listings, statistically, but also have caused bitter fighting about which counties and regions should get doses first.
CONFUSION AND CHAOS: INSIDE THE VACCINE ROLLOUT IN D.C., MARYLAND AND VIRGINIAJULIE ZAUZMER, GREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, ERIN COXFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These slightly bitter, slightly sweet spritzes have no alcohol but offer the same satisfying feeling of drinking a balanced cocktail.
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This film delves into the fascinating world of competitive arcade gaming, following two men engaged in a bitter battle for the title of Donkey Kong record holder.
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I’ve used them on bitter powder days, when friends had to head inside to warm up, and they live in my backcountry ski pack in case something goes wrong.
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Then there’s Ghia, a Mediterranean-style aperitif that builds on a base of riesling grape juice with heady botanicals like bitter gentian root and bright yuzu.
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For Gabrielle, one big challenge is getting used to the bitter winter cold.
AUTHOR’S IMMIGRANT STORY INSPIRES DEBUT NOVEL FOR KIDSMARY QUATTLEBAUMFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some people may even find the taste of whole wheat ever so slightly bitter.
WE FOUND A HIGH-FIBER FLOUR THAT'S ACTUALLY TASTYAC SHILTONFEBRUARY 1, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
You don’t want to get “sweated up” in the bitter cold by wearing too much gear for your activity, because once you stop moving around, the moisture will make you cold, and it can sometimes freeze your clothing.
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He was constantly stuck in the middle of bitter arguments between the burgeoning political parties and was regularly insulted in partisan newspapers.
AT THE NATION’S FIRST PRESIDENTIAL TRANSFER OF POWER, GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS ‘RADIANT’GILLIAN BROCKELLJANUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Dozens of people gathered outside the precinct in the bitter cold, shouting “let him out!”.
'HIS FIGHT IS IN RUSSIA.' WHY NAVALNY FLEW HOME STRAIGHT INTO PUTIN'S CLUTCHESMADELINE ROACHEJANUARY 18, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO BITTER

  • acerbic
  • acetous
  • acid
  • acidulous
  • acrid
  • bitter
  • harsh
  • sharp
  • tangy
  • tart
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