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bite

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bite

  1. 1 a harsh or sharp quality the fall winds had a real bite Synonyms acerbity, acidity, acidness, acridity, acridness, acrimoniousness, acrimony, acuteness, asperity, edge, bitterness, harshness, keenness, poignance, poignancy, pungency, roughness, sharpness, tartnessRelated Words ginger, punch, spice, tang; raucousness, severeness, severity, shrillness, virulence, vitriol; cattiness, maliciousness; pointedness, thorninessNear Antonyms gentleness, kindlinessAntonyms mildness, softness

  2. 2 a small piece or quantity of food had only a bite to eat before rushing off Synonyms morsel, mouthful, nibble, nugget, taste, tidbit (also titbit)Related Words collop, medallion, noisette; nosh, snack; appetizer, canapé, hors d'oeuvre; bit, chew, crumb, dab, dribble, driblet, fleck, hint, mote, nubbin, particle, pinch, scrap, scruple, shred, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snip, snippet, speck, spot, sprinkling, suspicion, tittle, touch, trace; dash, drop; lap, lick; gulp, swallow, swig

  3. 3 an uncomfortable degree of coolness weather with a bite that suggested winter was right around the corner Synonyms chill, bitterness, bleakness, chilliness, nip, nippiness, rawness, sharpnessRelated Words briskness, crispness; coldness, frigidity, frigidness, frostiness, gelidity, iciness, wintriness; cold, freeze, snapNear Antonyms balminess, warmness, warmth; heat, hotness, sultriness


bite

verb, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of bite

  1. to be objectionable or unsatisfactory man, that really bites that you have to work on Christmas Synonyms stink [slang], smell, suck [slang]Antonyms rock [slang], rule [slang]


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