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BITTERLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bitterly mean? 

BITTERLY (adverb)
  The adverb BITTERLY has 3 senses:

1. in a resentful manner
2. indicating something hard to accept
3. extremely and sharply

  Familiarity information: BITTERLY used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BITTERLY (adverb)


Sense 1bitterly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a resentful manner

Synonyms:

bitterly; with bitterness

Context example:

she complained bitterly

Pertainym:

bitter (marked by strong resentment or cynicism)


Sense 2bitterly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Indicating something hard to accept

Context example:

he was bitterly disappointed

Pertainym:

bitter (very difficult to accept or bear)


Sense 3bitterly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely and sharply

Synonyms:

bitingly; bitter; piercingly; bitterly

Context examples:

it was bitterly cold / bitter cold

Pertainym:

bitter (causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold)


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