Bitter can refer to:

  • Bitter (beer), a British term for pale ale
  • Bitter (taste), one of the five basic tastes
  • Bitter Cars, a German car company
  • Bitter (surname) (including a list of persons with the name)
  • Bitter (album), an album by Meshell Ndegeocello
  • Bitters, a herbal preparation now used mostly in cocktails
  • Bitterness, a negative emotion or attitude, similar to being jaded, cynical or otherwise negatively affected by experience
  • "Bitter", a single by New Zealand band Shihad

Famous quotes containing the word bitter:

    Yet what I sowed and what the orchard yields
    My brother’s sons are gathering stalk and root,
    Small wonder then my children glean in fields
    They have not sown, and feed on bitter fruit.
    Arna Bontemps (1902–1973)

    The land of faery
    Where nobody gets old and godly and grave,
    Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise,
    Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    ‘Oh the withy, the withy, the bitter withy
    That has caused me to smart,
    The withy shall be the very first tree
    Fort to perish all at the heart.’
    —Unknown. The Bitter Withy (l. 31–34)