bitterly Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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bitterlyadverb [not gradable]


bitterly adverb [not gradable] (IN AN ANGRY WAY)

in a way that ​showsdeepanger and ​pain: When he couldn’t have the ​bike, my ​son was bitterly ​disappointed.

bitterly adverb [not gradable] (EXTREMELY)

to an ​extremedegree: a bitterly ​coldday
(Definition of bitterly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bitterly" in British English

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uk   /ˈbɪt.ə.li/  us   /ˈbɪt̬.ɚ-/

bitterly adverb (STRONG EMOTION)

in a way that ​showsstrongnegativeemotion such as ​anger or ​disappointment: She wept bitterly at the ​news. He was bitterly disappointed not to get the ​job.

bitterly adverb (COLD)

bitterly cold extremely and ​unpleasantlycold
(Definition of bitterly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bitterly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤怒地, 痛苦地…
in Turkish amansız, şiddetli derecede, kızgın bir şekilde…
in Russian горько, сильно, ужасно…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤怒地, 痛苦地…
in Polish mocno, gorzko, przejmująco…
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