Bitterly
Bitterly \Bit"ter*ly\, adv. In a bitter manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • bitterly — bit|ter|ly [ˈbıtəli US ər ] adv 1.) in a way that produces or shows feelings of great sadness or anger ▪ He complained bitterly about his exam grades. ▪ I was bitterly disappointed . ▪ The march was bitterly opposed by local residents. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bitterly — bit|ter|ly [ bıtərli ] adverb * 1. ) in a way that shows that you are extremely angry, upset, or disappointed about something: He complained bitterly that no one had bothered to ask his opinion. 2. ) in a determined and angry way: Many people are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bitterly — adverb 1 in a way that makes you very unhappy, or shows that you are very unhappy: The boys complained bitterly about their chores. | I was bitterly disappointed. | a decision that she bitterly regretted 2 bitterly cold very cold …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bitterly */ — UK [ˈbɪtə(r)lɪ] / US [ˈbɪtərlɪ] adverb 1) in a way that shows that you are extremely angry, upset, or disappointed about something He complained bitterly that no one had bothered to ask his opinion. 2) in a determined and angry way Many people… …   English dictionary

  • bitterly — [[t]bɪ̱tə(r)li[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV adj You use bitterly when you describing an attitude which involves strong, unpleasant emotions such as anger or dislike. We are bitterly upset at what has happened. ...Lucy Gannon s fine, bitterly funny play …   English dictionary

  • bitterly — [ˈbɪtəli] adv 1) in an extremely angry, upset, or disappointed way He complained bitterly that no one had bothered to ask his opinion.[/ex] 2) in a determined and angry way Many people are bitterly opposed to the idea.[/ex] • bitterly cold… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bitterly — adverb 1. with bitterness, in a resentful manner (Freq. 3) she complained bitterly • Derived from adjective: ↑bitter 2. indicating something hard to accept (Freq. 1) he was bitterly disappointed • Derived from adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • bitterly — adv. Bitterly is used with these adjectives: ↑angry, ↑cold, ↑critical, ↑disappointed, ↑disappointing, ↑hostile, ↑ironic, ↑opposed, ↑resentful Bitterly is used with these verbs: ↑add, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • bitterly — bitter ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a sharp, pungent taste or smell; not sweet. 2) causing pain or unhappiness. 3) feeling anger, hurt, and resentment. 4) (of a conflict) harsh and acrimonious. 5) (of wind or weather) intensely cold. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • bitterly — adverb see bitter I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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