meaning of bitter

bitter meaning in General Dictionary

to produce sour

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  • Any compound that's bitter view Bitters
  • Having a peculiar acrid biting style like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops as a bitter medicine sour as aloes
  • AA change for the cable that will be across the bitts
  • extremely and dramatically
  • very hard to just accept or bear
  • causing a-sharp and acrid taste knowledge
  • harsh or corrosive in tone
  • causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; utilized especially of cold
  • expressive of serious grief or regret
  • proceeding from or displaying great hostility or animosity
  • marked by strong resentment or cynicism
  • make sour
  • English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with powerful taste of hops (usually on draft)
  • the home of experiencing a harsh unpleasant style
  • the style knowledge whenever quinine or coffee is taken into the lips
  • AA change associated with cable that will be around the bitts.
  • Having a peculiar, acrid, biting flavor, that way of wormwood or an infusion of hops; since, a bitter medication; bitter as aloes.
  • Causing pain or wise; piercing; painful; razor-sharp; severe; since, a bitter cold time.
  • Causing, or suited to trigger, discomfort or distress into the mind; calamitous; poignant.
  • described as sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; since, bitter reproach.
  • Mournful; sad; upsetting; painful; pitiable.
  • Any material which sour. See Bitters.
  • which will make sour.

bitter meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; crazy, embittered; harsh," from Proto-Germanic *bitras- (cognates: Old Saxon bittar, Old Norse bitr, Dutch bitter, Old tall German bittar, German bitter, Gothic baitrs "bitter"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (cognates: Old English bitan "to bite;" see bite (v.)). Obviously this is drifted in primitive times from "biting, of pungent taste," to "acrid-tasting." Utilized figuratively in Old English of states of brain and terms. Relevant: Bitterly.


bitter - German to English

acerbic

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  • acrid
  • acrimonious
  • acrimoniously
  • atrabilious
  • bitter
  • bitterly
  • rancorous
  • sardonic
  • severe
  • abject
  • bad [fig.]
  • sour [beer]

bitter meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) AA turn associated with cable that is around the bitts.

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  • (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; because, a bitter medicine; sour as aloes.
  • (v. t.) Causing discomfort or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; since, a bitter cold time.
  • (v. t.) Causing, or suited to trigger, discomfort or distress on mind; calamitous; poignant.
  • (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, seriousness, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; since, sour reproach.
  • (v. t.) Mournful; unfortunate; distressing; painful; pitiable.
  • (v. t.) To create sour.

Sentence Examples with the word bitter

The comparatively rapid growth of the tree is its great recommendation to the planter; it is best raised from acorns sown on the spot, as they are very bitter and little liable to the attacks of vermin; the tree sends down a long tap-root, which should be curtailed by cutting or early transplanting, if the young trees are to be removed.

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