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French translation of “bitter”

bitter

adjective /ˈbitə/
having a sharp, acid taste like lemons etc, and sometimes unpleasant
amer; acide
a bitter orange.
full of pain or sorrow
amer
She learned from bitter experience He felt bitter disappointment at not being chosen for the team.
full of hatred or opposition, hostile
acharné
The two men were bitter enemies.
very cold a bitter wind. bitterness noun
amertume
bitterly adverb
amèrement
He was bitterly disappointed at not passing the test bitterly cold.
bittergourd noun a long, fleshy, bitter-tasting fruit usually used as a vegetable.
coloquinte
bitumen /ˈbitjumin/ noun a black, sticky substance obtained from petroleum.
bitume
bituminous /-ˈtjuːmi-/ adjective
bitumineux
(Definition of bitter from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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