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bittersweet

adjective (EMOTION)    /ˈbɪt.əˌswiːt/ US  /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ-/
containing a mixture of sadness and happinessFeeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingFeeling sad and unhappy
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