bitter


bitter
adj.
1 angry/unhappy
VERBS
be, feel, seem, sound
become, grow, turn

He had grown bitter as the years passed.

Loving relationships can turn bitter.

remain
leave sb, make sb

The divorce had left her bitter.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
slightly
increasingly
PREPOSITION
about

She still seems bitter about it.

towards/toward

I felt very bitter towards/toward them.

2 very cold
VERBS
be
become, turn

The weather turned bitter.

remain
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
3 having a sharp taste
VERBS
be, taste

The drink tasted bitter.

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ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
a little, slightly, etc.
Bitter is used with these nouns: ↑accusation, ↑almond, ↑anger, ↑anguish, ↑argument, ↑attack, ↑battle, ↑blow, ↑campaign, ↑chill, ↑chocolate, ↑clash, ↑coffee, ↑cold, ↑conflict, ↑confrontation, ↑contest, ↑controversy, ↑critic, ↑criticism, ↑cynicism, ↑debate, ↑defeat, ↑denunciation, ↑disagreement, ↑disappointment, ↑dispute, ↑division, ↑divorce, ↑enemy, ↑enmity, ↑exchange, ↑feud, ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑flavour, ↑foe, ↑fruit, ↑hatred, ↑herb, ↑hostility, ↑irony, ↑laugh, ↑legacy, ↑lesson, ↑memory, ↑opponent, ↑opposition, ↑parting, ↑quarrel, ↑reality, ↑regret, ↑reproach, ↑resentment, ↑rival, ↑rivalry, ↑row, ↑sarcasm, ↑squabble, ↑strike, ↑struggle, ↑taste, ↑tear, ↑tone, ↑truth, ↑undertone, ↑weather, ↑wind, ↑winter, ↑word, ↑wrangle

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