n.1.(Naut.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
Bitter end
that part of a cable which is abaft the bitts, and so within board, when the ship rides at anchor.
a.1.Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
2.Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
3.Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God.
- Jer. ii. 19.
4.Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
- Col. iii. 19.
5.Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with hard bondage.
- Ex. i. 14.
Bitter apple
(Bot.) See Colocynth.
Bitter cress
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Cardamine, esp. Cardamine amara.
Bitter earth
(Min.) tale earth; calcined magnesia.
Bitter principles
(Chem.) a class of substances, extracted from vegetable products, having strong bitter taste but with no sharply defined chemical characteristics.
Bitter salt
Epsom salts; magnesium sulphate.
Bitter vetch
(Bot.) a name given to two European leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus and Ervum Ervilia.
To the bitter end
to the last extremity, however calamitous.
n.1.Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
v. t.1.To make bitter.
Noun1.Bitterbitter - English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
2.bitter - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
Synonyms: bitterness
3.bitter - the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste
Synonyms: bitterness
Verb1.bitter - make bitter
Adj.1.bitter - marked by strong resentment or cynicism; "an acrimonious dispute"; "bitter about the divorce"
Synonyms: acrimonious
2.bitter - very difficult to accept or bear; "the bitter truth"; "a bitter sorrow"
3.bitter - 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"
4.bitter - one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine
5.bitter - expressive of severe grief or regret; "shed bitter tears"
6.bitter - proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity; "a bitter struggle"; "bitter enemies"
7.bitter - causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold; "bitter cold"; "a biting wind"
Synonyms: biting
Adv.1.bitter - extremely and sharply; "it was bitterly cold"; "bitter cold"
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