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Definition of Bitter


  1. AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
  2. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
  3. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
  4. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
  5. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
  6. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
  7. Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
  8. To make bitter.
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Bitter Translations

bitter in Afrikaans is bitter
bitter in Danish is bitter
bitter in Dutch is bitter
bitter in German is bitter
bitter in Italian is birra, acerbo, amaro
bitter in Latin is acerbus
bitter in Norwegian is sur, bitter
bitter in Portuguese is amargo
bitter in Spanish is amargar, agrio, amargo