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bittersweet

adjective uk   /ˈbɪt.əˌswiːt/ us    /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ-/

bittersweet adjective (EMOTION)

containing a mixture of sadness and happinessFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingFeeling sad and unhappy

bittersweet adjective (TASTE)

tasting both bitter and sweetFlavours and tastes
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