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  1. (usually in the plural bitters) A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.
  2. A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.
    adjective (bitterer, bitterest, more)
    1. Having an acrid taste (usually from a base, basic substance)
    The coffee was bitter.
    1. harsh, Harsh, piercing or stinging
    A bitter wind blew from the north.
    1999: It was at the end of February, ... when the world was cold, and a bitter wind howled down the moors.... — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 31 (Perennial paperback edition)
    1. hateful, Hateful or hostile
    They're bitter enemies.
    1. cynical, Cynical and resentful
    I've been bitter ever since that defeat.
    • Dutch: verbitterd
    • French: amer(fr)
    • German: verbittert
    • Italian: aspro , aspra (of weather gelido)
    • Spanish: amargado
    Etymology: Old English, bitter

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