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  • noun
    Beer that is strongly flavoured with hops and has a bitter taste, brewed by top fermentation. (a pint of bitter)
    Alcohol flavoured with bitter plant extracts, used as an additive in cocktails or as a medicinal substance to promote appetite or digestion. (a dash of bitters)
    Having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. (raw berries have an intensely bitter flavour)
    Feeling or showing anger, hurt, or resentment because of bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment. (I don't feel jealous or bitter)
    Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate. (today's decision has come as a bitter blow)
    (of wind or weather) intensely cold. (a bitter February night)


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