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noun as in agony

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Her recent analysis already shows that caffeine, theobromine and epicatechin, which all produce a bitter flavor, can help set apart one country’s chocolates from another’s.

Tandoori-marinated fish and chips, avocado fried rice, and cocktails spiked with ingredients like cardamom bitters and lemongrass liqueurs keep things familiar but still adventurous.

From Fortune

At London’s American Bar at The Savoy, a housemade salted chestnut liqueur is the star of the Radio Hurricane cocktail, which also contains bourbon, Pedro Ximénez sherry, dry vermouth, toasted oak bitters, and lime.

That’s right, the bitter rival of his hometown University of Texas.

From Ozy

Some known taste cells respond to only one compound, for instance, detecting sweet sucralose or bitter caffeine.

But while his departure was “inexpressibly painful,” he never succumbed to bitterness.

At its worst, The Stranger merely recycles the biases, conventional wisdom, and cynical bitterness of inside-the-beltway habitués.

Perhaps some of that solitude and bitterness found its way into Alec Leamas.

His self-doubt prompts him to exert more control and project bitterness.

A U.S. diplomat once spoke with bitterness of the breadth of his power when negotiating with an uncooperative dictator.

Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.

A pang, a bitterness that lasted for a day or for a year—and the gap would be filled again by some one else.

He recalled the old bitterness and the old antagonism, and for a moment he almost lost his temper.

In the first moments of her bitterness and anger, the voice had added, "Nigel shall pay me for this."

To this there was no response, the stranger thinking with bitterness that his trip was anything but one of pleasure.


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On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bitterness, such as: acerbity, acidity, acridity, astringency, brackishness, and brininess.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.