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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Arousing pleasure tinged with sadness or pain; Twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds; Poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries adj. - Tinged with sadness.

Usage examples (38)
  • Every person who has tasted the bittersweet emptiness of fulfilling his petty desires, knows that there is a deeper thirst that transcends them, a happiness that cannot...
  • A movie with a bittersweet ending
  • The term bittersweet has come up all too often lately.
  • "This is the first time I feel like Iknow what the term bittersweet means." for more
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