Acidic vs Bitter - What's the difference?

acidic | bitter |


As adjectives the difference between acidic and bitter

is that acidic is (chemistry) having a ph less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red while bitter is having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance).

As a noun bitter is

(usually in the plural bitters) a liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.

As a verb bitter is

to make bitter.

acidic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (chemistry) Having a pH less than 7, or being sour, or having the strength to neutralize alkalis, or turning a litmus paper red.
  • (mineralogy) Containing a high percentage of silica; opposed to basic.
  • Of or relating to acid; having the character of an acid.
  • an acidic solution

    Synonyms

    *

    Antonyms

    * basic

    References

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    bitter

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance).
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  • *:Long after his cigar burnt bitter , he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth.
  • Harsh, piercing or stinging.
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  • *1999 , (Neil Gaiman), Stardust , p.31 (Perennial paperback edition)
  • *:It was at the end of February,.
  • Hateful or hostile.
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  • *(Bible), (w) iii. 19
  • *:Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
  • Cynical and resentful.
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  • Usage notes

    * The one-word comparative form (bitterer) and superlative form (bitterest) exist, but are less common than their two-word counterparts (term) and (term).

    Derived terms

    * bitter pill to swallow

    See also

    * bitter end

    Antonyms

    * (cynical and resentful) optimistic

    Synonyms

    * (cynical and resentful) jaded

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (usually in the plural bitters) A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.
  • * 1773 , Oliver Goldsmith,
  • Thus I begin: "All is not gold that glitters,
    "Pleasure seems sweet, but proves a glass of bitters .
  • A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.
  • (nautical) A turn of a cable about the bitts.
  • Derived terms

    * brought up to a bitter

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make bitter.
  • (Wolcott)
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