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bitter British & World English

Having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet

bitter English Thesaurus

very bitter coffee

a bad taste in the mouth British & World English

A strong feeling of distress or disgust following an experience

bitter pit British & World English

A disease of apples caused by calcium deficiency, characterized by sunken brown spots

bitter rot British & World English

A disease of apples, characterized by sunken brown spots, caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata

bitter almond British & World English

An inedible, bitter form of almond, used to produce almond oil

bitter apple British & World English

Another term for colocynth.

bitter-ender British & World English

A person who holds out until the end, no matter what

bitter greens British & World English

Mixed green leaves of a variety of salad vegetables with a bitter taste, such as endives, chicory, or spinach

bitter lemon British & World English

A carbonated semi-sweet soft drink flavoured with lemons

bitter melon British & World English

A warty, green-colored, unripe fruit of an annual tropical vine, used in Asian cooking and for its medicinal properties

bitter orange British & World English

Another term for Seville orange.

to the bitter end British & World English

Used to indicate that one will continue doing something until it is finished, no matter what

a bitter pill British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

to the bitter end in bitter British & World English

Used to indicate that one will continue doing something until it is finished, no matter what

a bitter pill in pill1 British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

bitter aloes in aloe British & World English

A strong laxative obtained from the bitter juice of various kinds of aloe

bittersweet British & World English

(Of food or drink) sweet with a bitter aftertaste

cassava British & World English

The shrubby tree from which cassava is obtained, native to tropical America and cultivated throughout the tropics

a bitter pill to swallow in pill1 British & World English

An unpleasant or painful necessity (to accept)

a bad taste in the mouth in taste British & World English

A strong feeling of distress or disgust following an experience