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English definition of “bitterly”

bitterly

adverb
 
 
/ˈbɪtəli/
UPSET in a way that shows strong negative emotion such as anger or disappointment: We were bitterly disappointed about the decision. Greg complained bitterly about the conditions.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
WEATHER If it is bitterly cold, the weather is extremely and unpleasantly cold.ColdSnow and ice
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