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adjective as in pungent, sharp


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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.

These slightly bitter, slightly sweet spritzes have no alcohol but offer the same satisfying feeling of drinking a balanced cocktail.

From Eater

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.

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.

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.

Weeks retained an unparalleled legal team, which included bitter political rivals Hamilton and Burr.

For Randy, a 50-year-old ex-Mormon gay man, this cure was a particularly bitter pill to swallow.

This is a time for many bitter tears and, one can only hope, a better future.

There was a collective gasp at both the four-letter word and the bitter sentiment it carried.

By halftime a crowd of what appeared to be a few hundred people had amassed in the bitter cold.

As Felipe talked with him, he perceived even more clearly how bitter and unjust his mother had been to Alessandro.

O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that hath peace in his possessions!

She suddenly sank back upon the pillow and gave up to bitter anguish, when she recalled what had followed.

Gordon gave a bitter laugh and went on, with the same strange, serious air of explaining his plan.

If he had only been himself I should have had nothing more to desire, but he was in one of his bitter, sarcastic moods.

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On this page you'll find 209 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bitter, such as: harsh, sour, acid, astringent, tart, and absinthal.

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