bitter

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɪtər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɪtɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bitər)


Inflections of 'bitter' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
bitterer
adj comparative
bitterest
adj superlative
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bitter

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a bitter [lemon, herb, dish, fruit]
  2. [the lemon, this coffee] is (too) bitter
  3. [cocktail, drink, mixed] with bitter lemon
  4. the [loss, meeting] left a bitter taste in my mouth
  5. tastes bitter (to me)
  6. [rather, quite, very, mildly, a little] bitter
  7. [suffered, was] a bitter [disappointment, lesson, blow]
  8. a bitter pill (to swallow)
  9. they are bitter [enemies, rivals]
  10. bitter [words, thoughts, reactions]
  11. bitter about the [rejection, loss, treatment]
  12. bitter about (not) [having, being, seeing]
  13. bitter at me for my [success, innovations]
  14. a bitter [chill, frost, wind]
  15. it's bitter [outside, out there]
n
  1. take the bitter with the sweet
  2. UK: a [pint, glass] of bitter
  3. UK: order me a [pint] of bitter
  4. UK: could really go for a [pint] of bitter
  5. UK: a range of bitters and [ales, lagers, stouts]
n as adj
  1. UK: I'll have a (pint of) bitter shandy
v
  1. the best hops for bittering
  2. that bittered the [dough, beer, dish]
  3. bittered with [lemon, vinegar, hops]
  4. [her mood, the atmosphere] bittered
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