Meaning of BITTER in English

BITTER

adjective

1.

Synonyms: acrid , amaroidal, austere, harsh, sharp

Related Word: acerb, acid, bitterish

Contrasted words: delicious; bland, flat, insipid

2.

difficult to accept mentally

the bitter truth

Synonyms: afflictive, distasteful, galling, grievous, painful, unpalatable

Related Word: annoying, distressing, disturbing, woeful; bad, disagreeable, displeasing, offensive, unpleasant; galling, provoking, vexatious

Contrasted words: agreeable, gratifying, satisfying

3.

marked by intense animosity

bitter contempt

Synonyms: antagonistic, hostile, rancorous, virulent, vitriolic

Related Word: alienated, divided, estranged; irreconcilable

4.

Synonyms: severe 3, brutal, hard, harsh, inclement, intemperate, rigorous, rugged

Contrasted words: mild, springlike, summery

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