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Bitter vs. Hostile

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Bitteradjective

Having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance).

‘The coffee tasted bitter.’;

Hostileadjective

not friendly, appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure

‘a hostile force’; ‘hostile intentions’; ‘a hostile country’; ‘hostile to a sudden change’;

Bitteradjective

Harsh, piercing or stinging.

Hostileadjective

Aggressive, antagonistic.

Bitteradjective

Hateful or hostile.

‘They're bitter enemies.’;

Hostileadjective

Of a hostile takeover.

‘Microsoft may go hostile in its bid for Yahoo as soon as Friday, according to a published report.’;

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Bitteradjective

Cynical and resentful.

‘I've been bitter ever since that defeat.’;

Hostilenoun

An enemy.

Bitternoun

(usually in the plural bitters) A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.

Hostileadjective

Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.

Bitternoun

A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.

Hostilenoun

An enemy; esp., an American Indian in arms against the whites; - commonly in the plural.

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Bitternoun

(nautical) A turn of a cable about the bitts.

Hostileadjective

characterized by enmity or ill will;

‘a hostile nation’; ‘a hostile remark’; ‘hostile actions’;

Bitternoun

A hardware system whose architecture is based around units of the specified number of bits (binary digits).

Hostileadjective

not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally;

‘hostile naval and air forces’;

Bitterverb

To make bitter.

Hostileadjective

very unfriendly;

‘a hostile attitude’;

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Bitternoun

AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.

Hostileadjective

impossible to bring into friendly accord;

‘hostile factions’;

Bitternoun

Any substance that is bitter. See Bitters.

Hostileadjective

very unfavorable to life or growth;

‘a hostile climate’; ‘an uncongenial atmosphere’; ‘an uncongenial soil’; ‘the unfriendly environment at high altitudes’;

Bitteradjective

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

Hostileadjective

marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development;

‘not able to accomplish much in such a hostile environment’;

Bitteradjective

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

Hostileadjective

used of attempts to buy or take control of a business;

‘hostile takeover’; ‘hostile tender offer’;

Bitteradjective

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.’;

Bitteradjective

Characterized by sharpness, severity, or cruelty; harsh; stern; virulent; as, bitter reproach.

‘Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.’;

Bitteradjective

Mournful; sad; distressing; painful; pitiable.

‘The Egyptians . . . made their lives bitter with hard bondage.’;

Bitterverb

To make bitter.

Bitternoun

English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)

Bitternoun

the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth

Bitternoun

the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

Bitterverb

make bitter

Bitteradjective

marked by strong resentment or cynicism;

‘an acrimonious dispute’; ‘bitter about the divorce’;

Bitteradjective

very difficult to accept or bear;

‘the bitter truth’; ‘a bitter sorrow’;

Bitteradjective

harsh or corrosive in tone;

‘an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose’; ‘a barrage of acid comments’; ‘her acrid remarks make her many enemies’; ‘bitter words’; ‘blistering criticism’; ‘caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics’; ‘a sulfurous denunciation’;

Bitteradjective

one of the four basic taste sensations; sharp and disagreeable; like the taste of quinine

Bitteradjective

expressive of severe grief or regret;

‘shed bitter tears’;

Bitteradjective

proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity;

‘a bitter struggle’; ‘bitter enemies’;

Bitteradjective

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

‘bitter cold’; ‘a biting wind’;

Bitteradverb

extremely and sharply;

‘it was bitterly cold’; ‘bitter cold’;

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