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English definition of “bitter”

bitter

adjective (ANGRY)    /ˈbɪt.ər/ US  /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ/
B2 describes a person who is angry and unhappy because they cannot forget bad things that happened in the past: I feel very bitter about my childhood and all that I went through. She'd suffered terribly over the years but it hadn't made her bitter.Angry and displeasedBad-temperedSadness and regret B2 describes an experience that causes deep pain or anger: Failing the final exams was a bitter disappointment for me. She learned through bitter experience that he was not to be trusted.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad B2 expressing a lot of hate and anger: a bitter fight/row bitter recriminations He gave me a bitter look.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
(Definition of bitter adjective (ANGRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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