adj 1: marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious
dispute"; "bitter about the divorce" [syn: acrimonious
2: very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a
3: harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing
otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments";
"her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words";
"blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political
assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"; "a
sulfurous denunciation" [syn: acerb
4: one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and
disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
5: expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"
6: proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity;
"a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
7: causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used
especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind" [syn: biting
n 1: (British) dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops
2: the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into
the mouth [syn: bitterness
3: the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste [syn: bitterness
adv : extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
v : make bitter