- 1 1.1 (in taste)Example sentences1.2 (very cold)
(weather)it's bitter (as adverb) , it's bitter cold
- They all exhibit sour, salty, sweet, and bitter tastes or can be any combination of the four.
- I sniffed at the mix of soap and sharp bitter smells.
- Chamomile flower (Matricaria spp.) has a pleasantly bitter and sweet taste.
muy fríohace un frío glacialExample sentences
- If we can afford it, we escape the cold and bitter winds of northern Alberta to the soul-restoring warmth and relaxation of the tropics.
- The capital is again bearing the brunt of the bitter weather with freezing winds, rain and hail showers.
- Cold nights, bitter rain, the fear of predators, nothing would make me take that final step inside.
- 2 2.1 (painful, hard)(disappointment/remorse)
duro(truth)he shed bitter tears
crudolloró lágrimas amargasthey fought on to the bitter endlucharon valientemente hasta el finalI had to stay till the bitter endtuve que aguantarme allí hasta el final2.2(reproach)he's a bitter man
amargoes un (hombre) resentido or amargadoI felt bitter that no one had offered me helpme amargó que nadie se hubiera ofrecido a ayudarmeExample sentences2.3 (implacable)
- Mix in a third person and there are going to be hurt feelings and bitter resentment over not getting the pork fried rice.
- And there is anger as well as joy, bitter resentment as well as compassion, above all a sense of nagging grief.
- It would be easy to have negative feelings at this moment in time but I think you only hurt yourself and become bitter and resentful.
- Those veterans had served in several conflicts including the bitter in-fighting of Algeria and the desert war in the Sahara.
- Unsurprisingly, her first full international against bitter rivals England in 1973 is one she will always remember.
- The predicted bitter disputes - legal, constitutional and inter-party - have not materialised.
- While defeat to the bottom team is a bitter blow, and a cruel disappointment at the end of a four game winning sequence, it is not a cue for despair.
- It was a bitter blow, because we're ranked second in Europe and I'm sure we would have done well.
- The news will have come as a bitter blow to council chiefs who were hoping to improve upon their ‘weak’ assessment after the first preliminary report emerged this summer.
- 1.1 uncountable (beer)(British English) (tipo de cerveza ligeramente amarga que se produce en el Reino Unido)Example sentences1.2
also: bitters plural(licor amargo del tipo de la angostura)
- Lager and bitter are different types of beer, commercially more different than red and white wine, but perhaps not as different as whisky and gin.
- Beers include Fullers' London Pride and the local Warwickshire beer, Castle bitter.
- Once they have been paid, they will head straight for the nearest public house and a pint of best bitter.
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