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Definition 1: the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for bitterness in the sense of this definition

(bitterness is a kind of ...) a property appreciated via the sense of taste

(... is a kind of bitterness ) a sharp bitterness

(... is a kind of bitterness ) extreme bitterness

"the acridity of alkali"

Definition 2: a rough and bitter manner - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for bitterness in the sense of this definition

(bitterness is a kind of ...) an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

Definition 3: the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for bitterness in the sense of this definition

(bitterness is a kind of ...) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

Definition 4: a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for bitterness in the sense of this definition

(bitterness is a kind of ...) the feeling of a hostile person

"he could no longer contain his hostility"

(... is a kind of bitterness ) intense resentment

"his promotion caused much heartburning among his rivals"

(... is a kind of bitterness ) a feeling of sulky resentment

(... is a kind of bitterness ) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

"holding a grudge" "settling a score"

(... is a kind of bitterness ) a feeling of grudging admiration and desire to have something that is possessed by another

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