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

2 senses of bittersweet

Sense 1
bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade, woody nightshade, Solanum dulcamara -- (poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America)
       => nightshade -- (any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit)

Sense 2
bittersweet, American bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, waxwork, shrubby bittersweet, Celastrus scandens -- (twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds)
       => vine -- (a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface)

Antonyms of adj bittersweet

2 senses of bittersweet

Sense 1
bittersweet -- (tinged with sadness; "a movie with a bittersweet ending")

INDIRECT (VIA sad) -> glad -- (showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy; "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion")

Sense 2
bittersweet, semisweet -- (having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness)

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

Similarity of adj bittersweet

2 senses of bittersweet

Sense 1
bittersweet -- (tinged with sadness; "a movie with a bittersweet ending")
       => sad (vs. glad) -- (experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti)

Sense 2
bittersweet, semisweet -- (having a taste that is a mixture of bitterness and sweetness)
       => tasty (vs. tasteless) -- (pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel")

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