Most athletes would be bitter and angry until the end of their days.
Hopes are dashed, losses mount, and the most bitter change comes uninvited to Downton Abbey.
Polls however have been a major source of turmoil during France's bitter gay-marriage debate.
Away from the bitter rancor that tarnished George W. Bush, a good man.
But they also reveal a waspish, bitter man frequently disillusioned with film and theatre.
Alexandra watched him anxiously; the cold was bitter enough on the ground.
She could be fierce and wicked; she is ignorant and bitter about many things; I am afraid for her.
Environed by the bitter poverty of an art student, he painted his ideal.
Couldst see by his cheek and eye that he is as bitter as verjuice.
God's wrath must be harder to bear than the bitter humiliation to which her mother had so airily condemned her.
Old English biter "bitter, sharp, cutting; angry, embittered; cruel," from Proto-Germanic *bitras- (cf. Old Saxon bittar, Old Norse bitr, Dutch bitter, Old High German bittar, German bitter, Gothic baitrs "bitter"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Old English bitan "to bite;" see bite (v.)). Evidently the meaning drifted in prehistoric times from "biting, of pungent taste," to "acrid-tasting." Used figuratively in Old English of states of mind and words. Related: Bitterly.
Bitterness is symbolical of affliction, misery, and servitude (Ex. 1:14; Ruth 1:20; Jer. 9:15). The Chaldeans are called the "bitter and hasty nation" (Hab. 1:6). The "gall of bitterness" expresses a state of great wickedness (Acts 8:23). A "root of bitterness" is a wicked person or a dangerous sin (Heb. 12:15). The Passover was to be eaten with "bitter herbs" (Ex. 12:8; Num. 9:11). The kind of herbs so designated is not known. Probably they were any bitter herbs obtainable at the place and time when the Passover was celebrated. They represented the severity of the servitude under which the people groaned; and have been regarded also as typical of the sufferings of Christ.