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bitter

adjective

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1 having or showing deep-seated resentment
  • a bitter attitude about always having to work on Saturday
  • she's still bitter about how her family treated her so unfairly

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2 hard to accept or bear especially emotionally
  • discovering that he had been cut from the crew team was a bitter disappointment

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3 causing intense discomfort to one's skin
  • a bitter wind was stinging the faces of the skiers

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6 uncomfortably cool
  • a bitter, rainy day

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The first known use of bitter was before the 12th century

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“Bitter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bitter. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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