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Definition of Bittersweet


  1. Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful.
  2. Anything which is bittersweet.
  3. A kind of apple so called.
  4. A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries (Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara.
  5. An American woody climber (Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called Roxbury waxwork.

Bittersweet Quotations

It's quite highly possible that I have peaked. I mean, I just can't imagine what else I could do beyond this. It's really a bittersweet kind of feeling.
Will Smith

There's always a bittersweet kind of thing, but I feel like everything had to work out the way it is. Everything that had to happen, happened.
Bruno Mars

Memories, even bittersweet ones, are better than nothing.
Jennifer Armentrout

It's kind of bittersweet. The human spirit is not measured by the size of the act, but by the size of the heart.
Yakov Smirnoff

Life at best is bittersweet.
Jack Kirby
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Bittersweet Translations

bittersweet in Dutch is bitterzoet
bittersweet in Spanish is agridulce
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