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bitterly

adverb uk   /ˈbɪt.ə.li/ us    /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ-/

bitterly adverb (STRONG EMOTION)

in a way that shows strong negative emotion such as anger or disappointment: She wept bitterly at the news. He was bitterly disappointed not to get the job.

bitterly adverb (COLD)

bitterly cold extremely and unpleasantly cold
Translations of “bitterly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤怒地, 痛苦地…
in Russian горько, сильно, ужасно…
in Turkish amansız, şiddetli derecede, kızgın bir şekilde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤怒地, 痛苦地…
in Polish mocno, gorzko, przejmująco…
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