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Another word for bitter

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Adjective
  1. Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

      1. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids; sharp, tart, or tangy.
      2. Made acid or rancid by fermentation.
      3. Having the characteristics of fermentation or rancidity; tasting or smelling of decay.
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Unpleasantly sharp, pungent, or bitter to the taste or smell.
      2. Caustic in language or tone:
      1. Sour or bitter tasting; acid.
      2. Sharp or biting, as in character or expression:
    See also:

    taste

  2. Causing sharp, often prolonged discomfort

      1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
      2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles:
      3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
      1. Having a surface marked by irregularities, protuberances, or ridges; not smooth:
      2. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
      3. Difficult to travel over or through:
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
      1. Extremely ruthless or cruel.
      2. Crude or unfeeling in manner or speech.
      3. Harsh; unrelenting:
    See also:

    comfort

  3. Difficult to accept

    See also:

    like

  4. Bitingly hostile

Another word for bitter

Modifier
  1. Acrid

      1. Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
      2. Having clear form and detail:
      3. Terminating in an edge or a point:
      1. Having a sharp pungent taste; sour.
      2. Sharp or bitter in tone or meaning; cutting.
      1. Any of a class of substances whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts.
      2. A substance that yields hydrogen ions when dissolved in water.
      3. A substance that can act as a proton donor.
      1. Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic.
      2. Sharp and penetrating; pungent or severe:
      3. A substance or preparation, such as alum, that draws together or constricts body tissues and is effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions.
    See also:

    sour

  2. Intense

      1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
      2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles:
      3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
      2. Having clear form and detail:
      3. Terminating in an edge or a point:
    See also:

    intense

  3. Sarcastic

    See also:

    sarcastic

  4. Painful

  5. Embittered