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bitterness

Syllabification: bit·ter·ness
Pronunciation: /ˈbidərnəs
 
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Definition of bitterness in English:

noun

1Sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness: the lime juice imparts a slight bitterness
More example sentences
  • A beer in which neither the sweetness of the malt nor the bitterness of the hops predominates.
  • The Chaudron Ale Quebecoise is a clear straw color with a very light pale malt flavor with pronounced hop bitterness.
  • However, supertasters may also snub vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, because they can detect a slight bitterness in their flavor as well.
Synonyms
2Anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment: he expressed bitterness over his dismissal without notice
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile the weavers' strike still continued in all its bitterness.
  • That night of July 18, 1914, the immortal Darcy seemed to feel the bitterness of defeat less than his supporters did.
  • Me, I'd be curled up in a fetal position in bed, railing against the bitterness of life.

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