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Definition of bitterly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1in a way that shows feelings of sadness or anger She wept bitterly. They complained bitterly. The development was bitterly opposed by the local community.
  2. 2(describing unpleasant or sad feelings) extremely bitterly disappointed/ashamed
  3. 3bitterly cold very cold
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