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Definition of Bitter

Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, n. [See Bitts.] (Naut.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts. Bitter end, that part of a cable which is abaft the bitts, and so within board, when the ship rides at anchor.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, a. [AS. biter; akin to Goth. baitrs, Icel. bitr, Dan., Sw., D., & G. bitter, OS. bittar, fr. root of E. bite. See Bite, v. t.] 1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes. 2. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day. 3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant. It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God. --Jer. ii. 19. 4. Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. --Col. iii. 19. 5. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable. The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with hard bondage. --Ex. i. 14. Bitter apple, Bitter cucumber, Bitter gourd. (Bot.) See Colocynth. Bitter cress (Bot.), a plant of the genus Cardamine, esp. C. amara. Bitter earth (Min.), tale earth; calcined magnesia. Bitter principles (Chem.), a class of substances, extracted from vegetable products, having strong bitter taste but with no sharply defined chemical characteristics. Bitter salt, Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate. Bitter vetch (Bot.), a name given to two European leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus and Ervum Ervilia. To the bitter end, to the last extremity, however calamitous. Syn: Acrid; sharp; harsh; pungent; stinging; cutting; severe; acrimonious.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, n. Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
Bitter
Bitter Bit"ter, v. t. To make bitter. --Wolcott.

Meaning of Bitter from wikipedia

- Bitter may refer to: Bitter (emotion), negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience Bitter...
- produce seeds that are somewhat more bitter. The genetic basis for bitterness involves a single gene, the bitter flavor furthermore being recessive, both...
- Momordica charantia (colloquial: bitter melon; bitter apple; bitter gourd; bitter squash; balsam-pear) is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family...
- Bitter orange, Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange, or marmalade orange refers to a citrus tree (Citrus × aurantium) and its fruit. It is native...
- "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is a song by English alternative rock band The Verve. It is the lead track on their third studio album, Urban Hymns (1997). It...
- includes five established basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and umami. Scientific experiments have demonstrated that these five tastes...
- UFC 61: Bitter Rivals was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sa****ay, July 8, 2006. The event took place at the...
- Bitter lemon is a carbonated soft drink flavoured with quinine and lemon. The signature bitter taste is produced by a combination of quinine and lemon...
- ****X may refer to: ****X Bitter, a bitter lager ****X Gold, an Australian lager Castlemaine ****X, a brand of beer Mr Fourex, the beer's mascot ****X (album)...
- Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon is the sixth full-length album by Murder by Death released on September 25, 2012. Adam Turla – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards...
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