Definitions of sourness

n the property of being acidic

acidity, sour
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

sour, tartness
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 sullen moody resentful disposition

moroseness, sulkiness, sullenness
Type of:
ill nature
a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition

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