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bittersweet

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noun bit·ter·sweet \ˈbi-tər-ˌswēt\

Definition of bittersweet

  1. 1 :  something that is bittersweet; especially :  pleasure alloyed with pain

  2. 2 a :  a poisonous Eurasian woody vine (Solanum dulcamara) of the nightshade family that has purple flowers and oval reddish berries and is naturalized in North America b :  a North American poisonous woody vine (Celastrus scandens) of the staff-tree family having clusters of small greenish flowers succeeded by yellow capsules that open when ripe and disclose the scarlet aril




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bittersweet

adjective bit·ter·sweet

Simple Definition of bittersweet

  • : having both bitter and sweet flavors

  • : combining sadness and happiness

Full Definition of bittersweet

  1. 1 :  being at once bitter and sweet; especially :  pleasant but including or marked by elements of suffering or regret <a bittersweet ballad>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a prepared chocolate containing little sugar

bit·ter·sweet·ly adverb
bit·ter·sweet·ness noun

1576

First Known Use of bittersweet

1576


BITTERSWEET Defined for Kids

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bittersweet

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noun bit·ter·sweet \ˈbi-tər-ˌswēt\

Definition of bittersweet

  1. 1 :  a poisonous vine originally of Europe and Asia with purple flowers and red berries

  2. 2 :  a poisonous North American woody climbing plant with orange seed capsules that open when ripe to reveal red seeds




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adjective bit·ter·sweet

Definition of bittersweet

  1. :  being partly bitter or sad and partly sweet or happy <He had bittersweet memories of summer camp.>




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bittersweet

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noun bit·ter·sweet \ˈbit-ər-ˌswēt, ˌbit-ər-ˈ\

Medical Definition of bittersweet

  1. :  a sprawling poisonous weedy nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) with purple flowers and oval reddish orange berries that is the source of dulcamara





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