English dictionary definition of:



  • English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  • the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste


  • make bitter


  • marked by strong resentment or cynicism
  • very difficult to accept or bear
  • harsh or corrosive in tone
  • expressive of severe grief or regret
  • proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
  • causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
  • causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold


  • extremely and sharply


acerb   acerbic   acid   acrid   acrimonious   biting   bitingly   bitterly   bitterness   blistering   caustic   piercingly   sulfurous American English spelling   sulphurous British English spelling   virulent   vitriolic  

Other Spellzone word lists: Food, flavours

Scrabble score for bitter

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 19:25:30 on 14-03-20

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