complained bitterly


complained bitterly
grumbled resentfully, griped, found fault

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • bitterly — bit|ter|ly [ bıtərli ] adverb * 1. ) in a way that shows that you are extremely angry, upset, or disappointed about something: He complained bitterly that no one had bothered to ask his opinion. 2. ) in a determined and angry way: Many people are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • bitterly — [ˈbɪtəli] adv 1) in an extremely angry, upset, or disappointed way He complained bitterly that no one had bothered to ask his opinion.[/ex] 2) in a determined and angry way Many people are bitterly opposed to the idea.[/ex] • bitterly cold… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • bitterly — adverb 1. with bitterness, in a resentful manner (Freq. 3) she complained bitterly • Derived from adjective: ↑bitter 2. indicating something hard to accept (Freq. 1) he was bitterly disappointed • Derived from adj …   Useful english dictionary

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