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I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I'm done with being a bitter witch.
Adele

Meaning of "bitter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BITTER

Old English biter; related to bītan to bite.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BITTER

bitter  [ˈbɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BITTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bitter is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb bitter in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES BITTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Bitter

Bitter may refer to: ▪ Bitter, one of the five basic tastes ▪ Bitter, a negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience...

Definition of bitter in the English dictionary

The first definition of bitter in the dictionary is showing or caused by strong unrelenting hostility or resentment. Other definition of bitter is difficult or unpleasant to accept or admit. Bitter is also cutting; sarcastic.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BITTER

PRESENT

Present
I bitter
you bitter
he/she/it bitters
we bitter
you bitter
they bitter
Present continuous
I am bittering
you are bittering
he/she/it is bittering
we are bittering
you are bittering
they are bittering
Present perfect
I have bittered
you have bittered
he/she/it has bittered
we have bittered
you have bittered
they have bittered
Present perfect continuous
I have been bittering
you have been bittering
he/she/it has been bittering
we have been bittering
you have been bittering
they have been bittering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I bittered
you bittered
he/she/it bittered
we bittered
you bittered
they bittered
Past continuous
I was bittering
you were bittering
he/she/it was bittering
we were bittering
you were bittering
they were bittering
Past perfect
I had bittered
you had bittered
he/she/it had bittered
we had bittered
you had bittered
they had bittered
Past perfect continuous
I had been bittering
you had been bittering
he/she/it had been bittering
we had been bittering
you had been bittering
they had been bittering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will bitter
you will bitter
he/she/it will bitter
we will bitter
you will bitter
they will bitter
Future continuous
I will be bittering
you will be bittering
he/she/it will be bittering
we will be bittering
you will be bittering
they will be bittering
Future perfect
I will have bittered
you will have bittered
he/she/it will have bittered
we will have bittered
you will have bittered
they will have bittered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been bittering
you will have been bittering
he/she/it will have been bittering
we will have been bittering
you will have been bittering
they will have been bittering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would bitter
you would bitter
he/she/it would bitter
we would bitter
you would bitter
they would bitter
Conditional continuous
I would be bittering
you would be bittering
he/she/it would be bittering
we would be bittering
you would be bittering
they would be bittering
Conditional perfect
I would have bitter
you would have bitter
he/she/it would have bitter
we would have bitter
you would have bitter
they would have bitter
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been bittering
you would have been bittering
he/she/it would have been bittering
we would have been bittering
you would have been bittering
they would have been bittering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you bitter
we let´s bitter
you bitter
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to bitter
Past participle
bittered
Present Participle
bittering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BITTER


arbiter
ˈɑːbɪtə
bittor
ˈbɪtə
cohabiter
kəʊˈhæbɪtə
debitor
ˈdɛbɪtə
disembitter
ˌdɪsɪmˈbɪtə
embitter
ɪmˈbɪtə
exhibiter
ɪɡˈzɪbɪtə
exhibitor
ɪɡˈzɪbɪtə
inhabiter
ɪnˈhæbɪtə
inhabitor
ɪnˈhæbɪtə
inhibiter
ɪnˈhɪbɪtə
inhibitor
ɪnˈhɪbɪtə
obiter
ˈɒbɪtə
orbiter
ˈɔːbɪtə
presbyter
ˈprɛzbɪtə
prohibiter
prəʊˈhɪbɪtə
prohibitor
prəʊˈhɪbɪtə
rabbiter
ˈræbɪtə
unbitter
ʌnˈbɪtə
vasoinhibitor
ˌveɪzəʊɪnˈhɪbɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BITTER

bitten
bitter aloes
bitter apple
bitter end
Bitter Lakes
bitter lemon
bitter orange
bitter principle
bitterbark
bitterbrush
bittercress
bitterish
bitterling
bitterly
bittern
bitterness
bitternut
bitterroot
bitters
bittersweet

WORDS THAT END LIKE BITTER

baby-sitter
better
critter
emitter
fitter
glitter
hitter
jitter
knitter
litter
neurotransmitter
outfitter
quitter
ritter
Salzgitter
sitter
splitter
submitter
transmitter
twitter
witter

Synonyms and antonyms of bitter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BITTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «bitter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of bitter

Translation of «bitter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BITTER

Find out the translation of bitter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of bitter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «bitter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

激烈的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

duro
570 millions of speakers

English

bitter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कड़वा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُرّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ожесточенный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amargo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তিক্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pahit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bitter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

にがい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pait
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

quyết liệt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கசப்பான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कडू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amaro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gorzki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

запеклий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înverșunat
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πικρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bitter
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bitter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bitter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bitter

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BITTER»

The term «bitter» is very widely used and occupies the 10.768 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BITTER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about bitter

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10 QUOTES WITH «BITTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bitter.
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Adele
I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way. I'm done with being a bitter witch.
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Scott Adsit
What crushed my soul was hanging out with bitter, desperate comics backstage. They're a different breed than the bitter yet eager psyches in the wings of an improv theatre. Struggling stand-ups have externalized self-loathing into an art form. They're a hunching, quaking, unshaven lot.
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Drew Barrymore
I guess I do have a childlike sense of fun, and although I still have my dark days, I'm generally an optimistic person. The way things have gone in my life, sure, I could have been a bitter person. But I just find bitter people really un-fun, you know? And who wants to be that person?
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Jakob Bohme
The sweet quality is set opposite to the bitter, and is a gracious, amiable, blessed and pleasant quality, a refreshing of the life, an allaying of the fierceness. It maketh all pleasant and friendly in every creature; it maketh the vegetables of the earth fragrant and of good taste, affording fair, yellow, white and ruddy colours.
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Julie Burchill
Amsterdam has more than 150 canals and 1,250 bridges, but it never seems crowded, nor bent and bitter from fleecing the tourist.
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Margaret Cho
Why go through life feeling cheated? It does nothing but make you bitter.
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Denis Diderot
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
8
Waris Dirie
I love life. I wish I could live another 500 years, truly. There is so much to do. I don't feel bitter or angry or disappointed. If anything, I am very grateful for where I come from. I have absolutely no regrets.
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Danny Dyer
There are a lot of bitter people out there who have got jobs that they hate and the key to life for me is doing something you love doing.
10
Tony Fernandes
I'm not cynical or bitter in any way. Life's too short; you get ripped off, but if you hold a grudge, it's going to affect you. You take it on the chin, you learn, you try not to make the same mistakes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BITTER»

Discover the use of bitter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bitter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bitter End
When Alex falls for the charming new boy at school, Cole -- a handsome, funny, sports star who adores her -- she can't believe she's finally found her soul mate . . . someone who truly loves and understands her.
Jennifer Brown, 2011
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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost.
Jamie Ford, 2009
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Bitter is the New Black
Jen Lancaster had the perfect man, the perfect job, the perfect life and there was no reason to think it wouldn’t last. Or maybe there was, but Jen Lancaster was too busy being manicured, pedicured, and generally adored to notice.
Jen Lancaster, 2012
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Bitter Harvest: A Womans Fury A Mothers Sacrifice
Piece by piece, Ann Rule digs beneath this placid Midwestern facade to unveil a disturbing portrait of strangely troubled marriages, infidelity, desperation, suicide, and escalating acts of revenge that forever changed dozens of lives.
Ann Rule, 2000
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China's Bitter Victory: The War with Japan, 1937-1945
This book is the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of China's epochal war with Japan.
James C. Hsiung, Steven I. Levine, 1992
6
Bitter Blood: The Morganville Vampires
For years, the human and vampire residents of Morganville, Texas, have managed to co-exist in peace.
Rachel Caine, 2012
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Bitter Chocolate: Child Sexual Abuse in India
The Book Opens With An Account-Brave And Devoid Of Self-Pity-Of The Author S Own Experience. Going Beyond Blaming, Pinki Virani Then Proceeds With Her Insightful Analysis Of The Issue In Three Notebooks.
Pinki Virani, 2000
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The Bitter Woods
The Allied generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in the face of an attack they had never dreamed possible.A study in command, from generals to squad leaders, The Bitter Woods follows von Runstedt, Dietrich, and of course Hitler, ...
John S. D. Eisenhower, 1995
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Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, ...
The killings began with the murder of a feisty millionaire widow and her beautiful daughter in their posh Louisville, Kentucky, home.
Jerry Bledsoe, 1989
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Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine
The NOTORIOUS and TRUE story of how a POISONOUS alkaloid... Bitter Nemesis: The Intimate History of Strychnine presents a scholarly and compelling history of this fascinating chemical substance from its discovery to present times.
John Buckingham, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BITTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bitter is used in the context of the following news items.
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Political forecast is for a cold and bitter 2017 in Hong Kong
If we fail, the spring of 2017 is sure to be bitter and barren. C.K. Yeung is an education worker. This article appeared in the South China ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
2
Guido Amsel went through bitter, lengthy divorce, court records show
Court documents related to Guido Amsel, the man accused of mailing explosives to his ex-wife and Winnipeg law firms, reveal a bitter, ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Indigenous referendum: Noel Pearson says summit 'stage-managed …
... on Indigenous recognition in Sydney, saying while the event was "a good start", it was "stage-managed" and left a "bitter taste" in his mouth. «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Bitter Sweet: Art for revenge's sake
Some objects are steeped in emotion that is so powerful that onlookers can sense the soul of the object's creator. In the popular book series ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
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After years of bliss, what caused bitter split between two housing …
Like most marriages, the one between Navigate Affordable Housing Partners, Inc. and the Jefferson County Housing Authority was compatible ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
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Londoner's Diary: Damien Hirst's opening could be a bitter pill for …
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery will open in October, bringing an inevitable wave of bohemians and hipsters down to Lambeth. But is the ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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TAKE TWO: Nathan's contest conjures bitter memories
TAKE TWO: Nathan's contest conjures bitter memories. By David Morrison · TAKE TWO: Nathan's contest conjures bitter memories By DAVID ... «Columbia Daily Tribune, Jul 15»
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Talensi voters will teach NDC a bitter lesson – Akomea
He said the people of Talensi will teach the National Democratic Congress (NDC) a bitter lesson in spite of the monies and freebies they are ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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Bohs 'delighted' to share grounds with bitter rivals Shels
BOHEMIANS Football Club said they have no problem sharing their grounds with rivals Shelbourne FC. Cormac Healy (Dublin City Council ... «Herald, Jul 15»
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Defeat was a bitter pill to swallow – Ashington skipper Williams
Ashington Cricket Club's first XI skipper Greg Williams admitted that defeat in the A1 division cup final to Swalwell from the last ball of the game ... «New Post Leader, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Bitter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bitter>. May 2020 ».
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