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bit·ter

 (bĭt′ər)
adj. bit·ter·er, bit·ter·est
1. Having or being a taste that is sharp, acrid, and unpleasant.
2. Causing a sharply unpleasant, painful, or stinging sensation; harsh: enveloped in bitter cold; a bitter wind.
3. Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear: the bitter truth; bitter sorrow.
4. Proceeding from or exhibiting strong animosity: a bitter struggle; bitter foes.
5. Resulting from or expressive of severe grief, anguish, or disappointment: cried bitter tears.
6. Marked by resentment or cynicism: "He was already a bitter elderly man with a gray face" (John Dos Passos).
adv.
In an intense or harsh way; bitterly: a bitter cold night.
tr.v. bit·tered, bit·ter·ing, bit·ters
To make bitter.
n.
1. That which is bitter: "all words ... / Failing to give the bitter of the sweet" (Tennyson).
2. bitters A bitter, usually alcoholic liquid made with herbs or roots and used in cocktails or as a tonic.
3. Chiefly British A sharp-tasting beer made with hops.

[Middle English, from Old English; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

bit′ter·ly adv.
bit′ter·ness n.
Synonyms: bitter, acerbic, acrid
These adjectives mean unpleasantly sharp or pungent in taste or smell: a bitter cough syrup; a cheap, acerbic wine; acrid smoke.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.bitterly - with bitterness, in a resentful mannerbitterly - with bitterness, in a resentful manner; "she complained bitterly"
2.bitterly - indicating something hard to acceptbitterly - indicating something hard to accept; "he was bitterly disappointed"
3.bitterly - extremely and sharplybitterly - extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"

bitterly

adverb
2. resentfully, sourly, sorely, tartly, grudgingly, sullenly, testily, acrimoniously, caustically, mordantly, irascibly They bitterly resented their loss of power.
3. greatly, terribly, sorely, awfully I was bitterly disappointed.
4. intensely, freezing, severely, fiercely, icy, bitingly It's been bitterly cold here in Moscow.
Translations
بِمَرارَه، بصورَة قارِسَه
hořcekrutě
bittert
keserûenmetsző hideg
heiftarlega
nepriateľskytrpko
močno
acı bir şekildeşiddetli

bitterly

[ˈbɪtəlɪ] ADV
1. (= icily) it's bitterly coldhace un frío gélido or glacial
a bitterly cold dayun día gélido or glacial
2. (= fiercely) [oppose] → implacablemente; [hate] → implacablemente, a muerte; [fight] → a muerte; [criticize] → duramente
a bitterly contested matchun partido muy reñido
3. (= deeply) [regret, resent] → amargamente; [resentful, jealous, ashamed] → terriblemente
I was bitterly disappointedsufrí una terrible or amarga decepciónquedé terriblemente decepcionado
4. (= resentfully) [say, reply] → con rencor; [speak, think] → amargamente, con rencor; [complain] → amargamente
she spoke bitterly of her experienceshabló amargamente or con rencor de sus experiencias
5. (= sorrowfully) [weep, cry] → amargamente

bitterly

[ˈbɪtərli] adv
[complain, say] → amèrement, avec amertume; [weep] → amèrement
[oppose, fight] → farouchement; [criticize] → durement
(= deeply) [resent] → profondément; [regret] → amèrement
(= extremely) [jealous, disappointed, ashamed] → horriblement
it's bitterly cold → il fait un froid glacial, il fait un froid de canard

bitterly

adv
reproach, disappointedbitter; complain also, weepbitterlich; opposeerbittert; criticizescharf; jealoussehr
coldbitter
(= showing embitteredness)verbittert; criticizeerbittert

bitterly

[ˈbɪtəlɪ] adv (disappoint, complain, weep) → amaramente; (oppose, criticise) → aspramente; (jealous) → profondamente
it's bitterly cold → fa un freddo gelido

bitter

(ˈbitə) adjective
1. having a sharp, acid taste like lemons etc, and sometimes unpleasant. a bitter orange.
2. full of pain or sorrow. She learned from bitter experience; bitter disappointment.
3. hostile. full of hatred or opposition: bitter enemies.
4. very cold. a bitter wind.
ˈbitterness noun
ˈbitterly adverb
bitterly disappointed; bitterly cold.
bittergourd noun
a long, fleshy, bitter-tasting fruit usually used as a vegetable.
bitumen (ˈbitjumin) noun
a black, sticky substance obtained from petroleum.
biˈtuminous (-ˈtjuːmi-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
And Jo dropped down beside the bed in a passion of penitent tears, telling all that had happened, bitterly condemning her hardness of heart, and sobbing out her gratitude for being spared the heavy punishment which might have come upon her.
The effort he had made to extend his land holdings had been suc- cessful and there were few farms in the valley that did not belong to him, but until David came he was a bitterly disappointed man.
He and Professor Hylop had quarreled bitterly years before on some scientific matter, and the matter was afterward found to be wrong.
She dropped on the floor beside her crazy son, hid her face on her knees, and sat crying bitterly.
For an instant he hung suspended by the rock, and looking about him, with a countenance of peculiar care, he added bitterly, "Had the powder held out, this disgrace could never have befallen
It strikes me that he is sharing with them already," said Christie, glancing bitterly round the cabin; "sharing everything-- ourselves, our lives, our tastes.
Happy--" thought Hepzibah, bitterly conscious, at the word, of her dull and heavy heart, with the frozen pain in it,--"happy.
Oftentimes, this Protestant and Puritan divine had plied it on his own shoulders, laughing bitterly at himself the while, and smiting so much the more pitilessly because of that bitter laugh.
how bitterly will burst those straps in the first howling gale, when thou art driven, straps, buttons, and all, down the throat of the tempest.
So with poor Queequeg, who, as harpooneer, must not only face all the rage of the living whale, but --as we have elsewhere seen -- mount his dead back in a rolling sea; and finally descend into the gloom of the hold, and bitterly sweating all day in that subterraneous confinement, resolutely manhandle the clumsiest casks and see to their stowage.
They took him to a room where other prisoners were waiting and here he stayed until court adjourned, when he had another long and bitterly cold ride in a patrol wagon to the county jail, which is on the north side of the city, and nine or ten miles from the stockyards.
His heart breaks, he goes away to die in the woods, far from the cruel world--for he says, bitterly, "What is man, without manure?