sweet vs bitter vs sour

sweet

Definitions

adjective

  1. with sweetening added
  2. not containing or composed of salt water
  3. not soured or preserved
  4. pleasing to the senses
  5. having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
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noun

  1. a food rich in sugar
  2. a dish served as the last course of a meal
  3. the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
  4. the property of tasting as if it contains sugar

adverb

  1. in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')

Examples

Does the plain, unsugared doughy type bagel look alike surpass the overly decorated with hundreds and thousands and pumped full of sweet chemicals with optional coating of chocolate (half dipped) Tescos Express doughnut win every time?

Basically, it is a fish stew mixed with squash, sweet potatoes, okra, tamarind, and different kinds of peppers.

He also has a deft touch with desserts: The baklava and kadayif are subtle, less sweet and honey-drenched than most.

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bitter

Definitions

adjective

  1. very difficult to accept or bear
  2. harsh or corrosive in tone
  3. causing a sharply painful or stinging sensation; used especially of cold
  4. proceeding from or exhibiting great hostility or animosity
  5. causing a sharp and acrid taste experience
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noun

  1. the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
  2. English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  3. the property of having a harsh unpleasant taste

verb

  1. make bitter

adverb

  1. extremely and sharply

Examples

It is true that, even at the time of the discovery of nitrobenzol, he pointed out the striking similarity of its smell to that of the oil of bitter almonds.

Yet the Browns harbour no bitterness towards Waugh over the destruction of their business.

French presses don't do this, so you get full-strength coffee flavor goodness without the bitterness that makes you want cream and sugar.

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