Bitter vs Wistful - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between bitter and wistful
is that bitter
is having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance) while wistful
is full of yearning or longing.
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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Having an acrid taste (usually from a basic substance).
*: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.
*1999 , (Neil Gaiman), Stardust , p.31 (Perennial paperback edition)
*:It was at the end of February,.
Hateful or hostile.
*(Bible), (w) iii. 19
*:Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
Cynical and resentful.
* The one-word comparative form (bitterer) and superlative form (bitterest) exist, but are less common than their two-word counterparts (term) and (term).
* bitter pill to swallow
* bitter end
* (cynical and resentful) optimistic
* (cynical and resentful) jaded
(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,
A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.
(nautical) A turn of a cable about the bitts.
- "Pleasure seems sweet, but proves a glass of bitters .
* brought up to a bitter
To make bitter.
full of yearning or longing
sad and thoughtful
- His eyes grew wistful as he recalled his university days.
* (thoughtful sadness) (l)