• Bitter Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.
  2. (n.) Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.
  3. (v. t.) Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant.
  4. (v. t.) Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.
  5. (v. t.) Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.
  6. (n.) AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.
  7. (v. t.) Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.
  8. (v. t.) To make bitter.

Acerb, Acerbic, Acid, Acrid, Acrimonious, Biting, Bitingly, Bitterly, Bitterness, Blistering, Caustic, Sulphurous, Venomous, Virulent, Vitriolic,

• Bitter spar Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See Dolomite.