sour

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: sour

1
adjnv
one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
the property of being acidic
make sour or more sour
2
adjv
in an unpalatable state
go sour or spoil
3
adj
inaccurate in pitch
4
adj
showing a brooding ill humor
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: sour
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adj one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons

Synonyms
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste

adj having a sharp biting taste

Synonyms
dry
(of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
acerb, acerbic, astringent
sour or bitter in taste
acetose, acetous, vinegarish, vinegary
tasting or smelling like vinegar
acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous
being sour to the taste
lemonlike, lemony, sourish, tangy, tart
tasting sour like a lemon
subacid
slightly sour to the taste
soured
having turned bad
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
Antonyms:
sweet
having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
sugary
containing sugar
sweet
(used of wines) having a high residual sugar content
cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly
overly sweet
sweetish
somewhat sweet
tasty
pleasing to the sense of taste
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n the property of being acidic

Synonyms:
acidity, sourness
Types:
acerbity, tartness
a sharp sour taste
vinegariness, vinegarishness
a sourness resembling that of vinegar
Type of:
taste property
a property appreciated via the sense of taste

n the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth

Synonyms:
sourness, tartness
Types:
acidity, acidulousness
the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
Type of:
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

n a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar

Types:
whiskey sour, whisky sour
a sour made with whiskey
Type of:
cocktail
a short mixed drink

v make sour or more sour

Synonyms:
acetify, acidify, acidulate
Antonyms:
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten
make sweeter in taste
Type of:
change taste
alter the flavor of
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adj in an unpalatable state

sour milk”
Synonyms:
off, turned
soured
having turned bad

adj smelling of fermentation or staleness

Synonyms:
rancid
ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling
having an unpleasant smell

v go sour or spoil

“The milk has soured
Synonyms:
ferment, turn, work
ferment, work
cause to undergo fermentation
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
3

adj inaccurate in pitch

Synonyms:
false, off-key
inharmonious, unharmonious
not in harmony
4

adj showing a brooding ill humor

“a sour temper”
Synonyms:
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sullen
ill-natured
having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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