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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]


In a resentful manner


bitterly; with bitterness

Context example:

she complained bitterly


bitter (marked by strong resentment or cynicism)

Sense 2bitterly [BACK TO TOP]


Indicating something hard to accept

Context example:

he was bitterly disappointed


bitter (very difficult to accept or bear)

Sense 3bitterly [BACK TO TOP]


Extremely and sharply


bitingly; bitter; piercingly; bitterly

Context examples:

it was bitterly cold / bitter cold


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

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