Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bitter

3 senses of bitter

Sense 1
bitter -- (English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft))
       => ale -- (a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume)

Sense 2
bitter, bitterness -- (the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth)
       => taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste")

Sense 3
bitterness, bitter -- (the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste)
       => taste property -- (a property appreciated via the sense of taste)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bitter

1 sense of bitter

Sense 1
bitter -- (make bitter)
       => change taste -- (alter the flavor of)

Antonyms of adj bitter

7 senses of bitter

Sense 1
acrimonious, bitter -- (marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce")

INDIRECT (VIA resentful) -> unresentful -- (not resentful; "completely unresentful and forgiving")

Sense 2
bitter -- (very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow")

INDIRECT (VIA intolerable) -> tolerable -- (capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable")

Sense 3
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic -- (harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique")

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 4
bitter -- (expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears")

INDIRECT (VIA sorrowful) -> joyful -- (full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion")

Sense 5
bitter -- (proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies")

INDIRECT (VIA hostile) -> amicable -- (characterized by friendship and good will)

Sense 6
bitter -- (causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter")

INDIRECT (VIA tasty) -> tasteless -- (lacking flavor)

Sense 7
biting, bitter -- (causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind")

INDIRECT (VIA painful) -> painless -- (not causing physical or psychological pain; "painless dentistry")

Similarity of adj bitter

7 senses of bitter

Sense 1
acrimonious, bitter -- (marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce")
       => resentful (vs. unresentful) -- (full of or marked by resentment or indignant ill will; "resentful at the way he was treated"; "a sullen resentful attitude")

Sense 2
bitter -- (very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow")
       => intolerable (vs. tolerable), unbearable, unendurable -- (incapable of being put up with; "an intolerable degree of sentimentality")

Sense 3
acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, virulent, vitriolic -- (harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a sulfurous denunciation"; "a vitriolic critique")
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 4
bitter -- (expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears")
       => sorrowful (vs. joyful) -- (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13)

Sense 5
bitter -- (proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies")
       => hostile (vs. amicable) -- (characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions")

Sense 6
bitter -- (causing a sharp and acrid taste experience;"quinine is bitter")
       => tasty (vs. tasteless) -- (pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel")

Sense 7
biting, bitter -- (causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind")
       => painful (vs. painless) -- (causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness")

Synonyms of adv bitter

1 sense of bitter

Sense 1
piercingly, bitterly, bitingly, bitter -- (extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold")

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