bitterly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bitterli, biterli, biterliche, from Old English biterlīċe, bitterlīċe (bitterly), equivalent to bitter +‎ -ly. Cognate with German Low German bitterlik (bitterly), German bitterlich (bitterly), Swedish bitterligen (bitterly).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

bitterly (comparative more bitterly, superlative most bitterly)

  1. In a bitter manner.

Collocations[edit]

Some adjectives commonly collocating with profusely:

  • bitterly cold
  • bitterly disappointed
  • bitterly dividing
  • bitterly frustrated


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