Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a bitter manner.
  • In a severe or harsh manner; sharply; severely; angrily: as, to censure bitterly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a bitter manner.

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  • adverb In a bitter manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb extremely and sharply
  • adverb with bitterness, in a resentful manner
  • adverb indicating something hard to accept

Etymologies

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bitter +‎ -ly

Examples

  • White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.

    Chicago Reader

  • White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.

    Chicago Reader

  • White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.

    Chicago Reader

  • White also places a dead-looking tree behind the mother and child in his Hope for the Future but adds a noose; this and the mother's dejected pose -- her shoulders drooping, she holds the baby across her lap in the manner of a pieta -- make the title bitterly ironic.

    Chicago Reader

  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

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  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • So many anti-immigration fanatics complain about how immigrants are supposedly ruining this country, and one of the things they complain about bitterly is how most telphone menus say “Press 1 for English”.

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  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

    Monterrey Help Please

  • They too depend upon the tolerance of the local authorities but usually the neighbors complain bitterly and the establishment does not stay open for long.

    Monterrey Help Please

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  • "I got there ten minutes ahead of time", said Tom bitterly.

    February 27, 2007