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sour

sour

 
pronunciation:
saUr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sourer, sourest
definition 1: having a tart or acid taste, like that of lemon juice or vinegar.
synonyms:
acid, acidic, tart, vinegary
antonyms:
sweet
similar words:
acerbic, acidulous, pungent, sharp, subacid, tangy
definition 2: having become acid or rancid through fermentation or spoilage, as milk.
synonyms:
fermented, turned
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
bad, clabbered, off, rancid, spoiled
definition 3: resentful, bitter, morose, or otherwise bad-tempered.
a sour expression on his face
synonyms:
bad-tempered, bitter, dour, peevish, resentful, sullen
antonyms:
amiable
similar words:
acerbic, bilious, crabbed, disagreeable, grouchy, morose, nasty, petulant, surly, testy, unpleasant
definition 4: not up to the usual standard; poor.
His bowling was sour last night.
synonyms:
off, poor
similar words:
inferior, substandard
definition 5: smelling of spoilage or decay; putrid; rotten.
synonyms:
bad, decayed, putrid, rotten, spoiled
similar words:
disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, nasty, offensive, repugnant, sickening, unpleasant, unsavory
definition 6: of musical tones, harshly off pitch.
similar words:
flat, off, off-key
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the taste sensation produced by something tart or acid; one of the four basic tastes, along with bitter, salty, and sweet.
definition 2: an alcoholic drink made with lemon or lime juice, sugar, whisky or gin, and sometimes soda water.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: soured, souring, sours
definition 1: to become or cause to become sour in taste or smell.
synonyms:
ferment, turn
similar words:
embitter
definition 2: to become or cause to become resentful, morose, or uninterested.
synonyms:
embitter
derivations: sourish (adj.), sourly (adv.), sourness (n.)
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