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  • nounsourness
  • nounagony

synonyms for bitterness

  • acerbity
  • acidity
  • acridity
  • astringency
  • brackishness
  • brininess
  • piquancy
  • pungency
  • sharpness
  • tartness
  • vinegariness
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antonyms for bitterness

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  • contentment
  • geniality
  • happiness
  • sweetness
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How to use bitterness in a sentence

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.
HOW DOES A CROP’S ENVIRONMENT SHAPE A FOOD’S SMELL AND TASTE?CAROLYN BEANSSEPTEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
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.
PRE-PANDEMIC, KUALA LUMPUR’S HOSPITALITY SCENE WAS HEATING UP WITH NEW DESIGN-FORWARD BOUTIQUE HOTELSRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 5, 2020FORTUNE
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.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE ADDING SALT TO YOUR COCKTAILSBY CÉLINE BOSSART/SAVEURSEPTEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
That’s right, the bitter rival of his hometown University of Texas.
WHEN BAKER MAYFIELD WAS A WALK-ONNICK FOURIEZOSAUGUST 14, 2020OZY
Some known taste cells respond to only one compound, for instance, detecting sweet sucralose or bitter caffeine.
NEWLY DISCOVERED CELLS IN MICE CAN SENSE FOUR OF THE FIVE TASTESCAROLYN WILKEAUGUST 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
So the scientists monitored the brain to see if it received bitter, sweet or umami signals when mice lacked a key protein needed for these broadly tasting cells to relay information.
NEWLY DISCOVERED CELLS IN MICE CAN SENSE FOUR OF THE FIVE TASTESCAROLYN WILKEAUGUST 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Most humans don’t register these chemicals as intensely bitter, but supertasters do.
SCIENCE OF ‘SEINFELD’LGBTQ-EDITORJUNE 15, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
A pang, a bitterness that lasted for a day or for a year—and the gap would be filled again by some one else.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He recalled the old bitterness and the old antagonism, and for a moment he almost lost his temper.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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rakish

WORDS RELATED TO BITTERNESS

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
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