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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 ?
Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment.
And if I could have mine," retorted the Heathen in His Blindness, bitterly malevolent but oleaginuously suave, "I'd fan all yours out of the universe.
Everyone would be saying that now, I thought bitterly.
The young princess, you may be sure, was not long in saying 'Yes' to all this; and as they spoke a gay coach drove up, with eight beautiful horses, decked with plumes of feathers and a golden harness; and behind the coach rode the prince's servant, faithful Heinrich, who had bewailed the misfortunes of his dear master during his enchantment so long and so bitterly, that his heart had well-nigh burst.
He was their show-boy, and they remembered now bitterly their fear that he would try to get some scholarship at one of the larger public schools and so pass out of their hands.
Then the poor Princess cried bitterly, but it was of no use; her husband did not come back.
And meanwhile," Thomson retorted bitterly, "leave him a free hand to do what mischief he can.
I ought to have spoken more guardedly of him," I said, bitterly.
We worked with heavy hearts that day; the girls cried bitterly most of the time and we boys whistled defiantly.
He bitterly deplored the false pride which led his friend to a conduct so little worthy of the affection that united them.
She speaks of her with so much tenderness and anxiety, lamenting so bitterly the neglect of her education, which she represents however as wholly unavoidable, that I am forced to recollect how many successive springs her ladyship spent in town, while her daughter was left in Staffordshire to the care of servants, or a governess very little better, to prevent my believing what she says.
They gathered round the ghost of the son of Peleus, and the ghost of Agamemnon joined them, sorrowing bitterly.