What is another word for bitter?

Pronunciation: [bˈɪtə] (IPA)

The word "bitter" refers to a taste that is sharp, unpleasant and astringent. However, there are many other synonyms that can be used to describe this taste. These include acrid, pungent, sour, acerbic, tart, biting, caustic, acidic, sharp, tangy, and harsh. All of these words can be used to describe the taste of something that is bitter whether it is a food or a drink. While these words may have slightly different nuances, they all convey the essence of something that is bitter and unpleasant to the taste. Adding any of these synonyms to your vocabulary will help you express yourself more clearly.

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What are the opposite words for bitter?

Bitter is a word that connotes a displeasing taste or an emotion of resentment. However, there are several antonyms for this word that denote pleasant flavors and positive attitudes. The antonyms for bitter are sweet, savory, pleasant, amiable, agreeable, genial, and cordial. Sweet is the most commonly used antonym and refers to a sugary or enjoyable taste. Savory refers to a delicious, flavorful taste commonly associated with meals. Pleasant denotes something that brings comfort, delight, or enjoyment. Amiable means friendly and agreeable signifies harmony and mutual liking. Genial refers to a pleasant disposition, while cordial suggests warmth and kindness in social relations.

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Usage examples for Bitter

Each of the familiar rooms of Rede Place now held for her some bitter, some humiliating association.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
It seemed as if I could not-could not-" "Yes, what I said was bitter, and it wasn't honest.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
The struggle, made so hard and bitter at the first, had at the last been easy.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay

Famous quotes with Bitter

  • Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
    Clay Aiken
  • I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well, but I get it. It's business.
    Carlos Alazraqui
  • O conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
    Dante Alighieri
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
    Aristotle
  • I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.
    Billie Joe Armstrong

Related words: bitterness, bitterness in the mouth, bitterer, more bitter

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