[ bit-er-nis ]
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  1. a harsh, acrid taste that is one of the four basic taste sensations; a taste that is not sour, sweet, or salty:The beer’s initial flavor profile is a faint bitterness, with a lingering, slightly cloying sweetness.

  2. a feeling of pain or distress: The bitter herbs at a Passover Seder are meant to remind us of the bitterness of slavery.

  1. a feeling of antagonism, hostility, or resentfulness: There was no shortage of people expressing frustration and bitterness about the slow pace of the relief efforts.

Origin of bitterness


Other words from bitterness

  • o·ver·bit·ter·ness, noun

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