bitterly bitterly  /ˈbɪ tər li/


  1. (adv) with bitterness, in a resentful manner
  2. (adv) indicating something hard to accept
  3. (adv) extremely and sharply



  1. His great novel is a bitterly funny and bitterly unfunny account of lethal disappointment in the Connecticut suburbs in 1955.
  2. Packed with red herrings and digressions and leads that lead nowhere, 2666 is a work of anger and anarchy that laughs bitterly at the idea of tidy resolutions.
  3. First elected to Congress in 2000 after defeating incumbent Matthew Martinez during a bitterly fought primary campaign.


  1. Carolyn Hax: Baby's name inspires intense arguing

    We are arguing bitterly over how to name our child, with one of us angling for a traditional name that honors a family member (no specific name in mind, just that one consideration) and the other looking for something creative and unique (again, no specific name in mind).
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Istanbul's bitterly rival soccer fans united for now by Turkey's anti-government protests

    ISTANBUL †The protests in Turkey have accomplished the seemingly impossible: uniting fans of Istanbul's three bitterly rival soccer teams. Normally, there is no love lost among supporters of Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Istanbul Soccer Fans United by Anti-Govt Protests

    Istanbul's bitterly rival soccer fans united for now by Turkey's anti-government protests        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "I know I have bitterly disappointed all of you," Woods said, speaking in front of his mother, Kultida, PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, friends and selected media inside the TPC Sawgrass, home of the PGA Tour. "I am embarrassed that I have...
    on Feb 19, 2010 By: Tiger Wood Source:

  2. "This announcement is bitterly disappointing," Unite National Officer Bernie Hamilton said by e-mail. "Rolls-Royce must take a measured approach to this temporary downturn in the airline industry. In the past the company has cut too many jobs...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Bernie Hamilton Source: Bloomberg

  3. Allardyce said: "We feel bitterly disappointed we have not got three points and in many ways that is our fault but it is also the fault of the referee's assistant and it is a hard one to take. We had two goals disallowed for offside but...
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: Sam Allardyce Source: ESPN

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