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. 2008.

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  • Bitterly — Bit ter*ly, adv. In a bitter manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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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