What is another word for bitter as gall?

Pronunciation: [bˈɪtəɹ az ɡˈɔːl] (IPA)

"Bitter as gall" is a phrase that describes an intense level of bitterness. If you need alternative words to use instead of "bitter as gall", you can use "acrid", "acerbic", "astringent", "harsh", "sharp", "acidic" or "sour". These words all evoke a strong sense of bitterness, with "acrid" and "astringent" having connotations of a bitter taste, and "harsh" and "sharp" indicating harsh criticism or intense anger. The word "sour" is often used to describe a taste, but it can also be used metaphorically to describe bitterness towards a situation or person. Using any of these synonyms provides a diverse range of options to describe a level of bitterness that is "bitter as gall".

What are the hypernyms for Bitter as gall?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Bitter as gall

  • When streams of unkindness, as bitter as gall, Bubble up from the heart to the tongue, And Meekness is writhing in torment and thrall, By the hands of Ingratitude wrung, — In the heat of injustice, unwept and unfair, While the anguish is festering yet, None, none but an angel or God can declare "I now can forgive and forget."
    Martin Farquhar Tupper

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