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Bitter

Bitter

1. Having a peculiar, acrid, biting taste, like that of wormwood or an infusion of hops; as, a bitter medicine; bitter as aloes.

2. Causing pain or smart; piercing; painful; sharp; severe; as, a bitter cold day.

3. Causing, or fitted to cause, pain or distress to the mind; calamitous; poignant. It is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the lord thy god. (Jer. Ii. 19)

4. Characterised by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. (col. Iii. 19)

5. Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable. The egyptians . . . Made their lives bitter with hard bondage. (ex. I. 14) bitter apple, bitter cucumber, bitter gourd.

(Science: botany) a name given to two European leguminous herbs, Vicia Orobus and Ervum Ervilia. To the bitter end, to the last extremity, however calamitous.

Synonym: acrid, sharp, harsh, pungent, stinging, cutting, severe, acrimonious.

Origin: as. Biter; akin to goth. Baitrs, Icel. Bitr, dan, Sw, D, & g. Bitter, os. Bittar, fr. Root of E. Bite. See bite.


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... mushroom's tissue greenish at the tips, confirming the genus Ramaria. So far I've tried it sauteed with butter and garlic and also stir-fried with bitter melon. Both preparations were delicious.

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... to the newer numbers. In that sense Dr. Lee has broken quite a few boundaries, and sadly that makes the sexist and racist correspondence even more bitter. For a representative of a professional scientific 'questions and answers' website to refer to a woman in the scientific community as a whore ...

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because the chocolate is sweet, because we like it. I like tonic, so why doesn't brain make it to taste sweet? because it's not sweet - it's bitter. It only has to taste good . For you, bitter is sweet to taste :lol: though not tasting sugary

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... differ ( sugar/sweetness), examples where no substance, ion, or molecule, is actually received by receptor( cuteness), and so on. well, I like bitter. Why doesn't my brain tell me, that it is sweet, if I like it? Why should it ?

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... the discussion with plenty of other examples just to get your approval, don't you? why don't you stay with the original one? well, I like bitter. Why doesn't my brain tell me, that it is sweet, if I like it?

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