Found 3 items, similar to bitter.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj 1: marked by strong resentment or cynicism; “an acrimonious
; “bitter about the divorce”
2: very difficult to accept or bear; “the bitter truth”
3: harsh or corrosive in tone; “an acerbic tone piercing
otherwise flowery prose”
; “a barrage of acid comments”
“her acrid remarks make her many enemies”
; “bitter words”
; “caustic jokes about political
assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics”
4: one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and
disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
5: expressive of severe grief or regret; “shed bitter tears”
6: proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity;
“a bitter struggle”
; “bitter enemies”
7: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used
especially of cold; “bitter cold”
; “a biting wind”
n 1: English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor
of hops (usually on draft)
2: the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into
the mouth [syn: bitterness
3: the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste [syn: bitterness
adv : extremely and sharply; “it was bitterly cold”
; “bitter cold”
v : make bitter
English → English
, n. [See Bitts
AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
, that part of a cable which is abaft the bitts,
and so within board, when the ship rides at anchor.
, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel.
bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E.
bite. See Bite
, v. t.]
1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of
wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine;
bitter as aloes.
2. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe;
as, a bitter cold day.
3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind;
It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast
forsaken the Lord thy God. --Jer. ii. 19.
4. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh;
stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against
them. --Col. iii.
5. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with
hard bondage. --Ex. i. 14.
, Bitter cucumber
, Bitter gourd
. (Bot.) See
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Cardamine
(Min.), tale earth; calcined magnesia.
(Chem.), a class of substances, extracted
from vegetable products, having strong bitter taste but
with no sharply defined chemical characteristics.
, Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate.
(Bot.), a name given to two European
leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus
and Ervum Ervilia
To the bitter end
, to the last extremity, however
Syn: Acrid; sharp; harsh; pungent; stinging; cutting; severe;
Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters
, v. t.
To make bitter. --Wolcott.