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Word: sour

sour
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  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    Synonyms

    sourness, tartness

  • noun the property of being acidic
    Synonyms

    acidity, sourness

  • verb go sour or spoil
    Synonyms

    ferment, turn, work

    Examples
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out
  • verb make sour or more sour
  • adj having a sharp biting taste
  • adj smelling of fermentation or staleness
    Synonyms

    rancid

  • adj one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons
  • adj in an unpalatable state
    Synonyms

    off, turned

    Examples
    • sour milk
  • adj inaccurate in pitch
    Synonyms

    false, off-key

    Examples
    • a false (or sour) note
    • her singing was off key
  • adj showing a brooding ill humor
    Examples
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010