Synonyms of bitter


1. bitter, ale

usage: English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)

2. bitter, bitterness, taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception

usage: the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

3. bitterness, bitter, taste property

usage: the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste


1. bitter, change taste

usage: make bitter


1. acrimonious, bitter, resentful (vs. unresentful)

usage: marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"

2. bitter, intolerable (vs. tolerable), unbearable, unendurable

usage: very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"

3. acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic, unpleasant (vs. pleasant)

usage: 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"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique"

4. bitter, sorrowful (vs. joyful)

usage: expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"

5. bitter, hostile (vs. amicable)

usage: proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"

6. bitter, tasty (vs. tasteless)

usage: causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter"

7. biting, bitter, painful (vs. painless)

usage: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"


1. piercingly, bitterly, bitingly, bitter

usage: extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"

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Definition and meaning of bitter (Dictionary)