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Definitions of sour

  1. make sour or more sour Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the property of being acidic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. showing a brooding ill humor; "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"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" Webster Dictionary DB
  4. inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. in an unpalatable state; "sour milk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. smelling of fermentation or staleness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. having a sharp biting taste Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. Afflictive; painful. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To make cold and unproductive, as soil. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste; turned or changed so as to become acid, rancid, or musty; cross. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To turn to acid; to make or become cross. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Sourly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Sourness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Having a pungent, acid taste: turned, as milk: rancid: crabbed or peevish in temper: bitter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. To make sour or acid: to make cross, peevish, or discontented. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To become sour or acid: to become peevish or crabbed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Acid; tart; crabbed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To make, or become, sour. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To make or become sour or morose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. Sharp to the taste; acid; fermented. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Austere; morose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Something sour. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Acid; sharp to the taste; acid and astringent; harsh of temper; crabbed; peevish; expressing peevishness; harsh to the feelings; rancid; turned, as milk. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To make acid; to make harsh, cold, or unkindly; to make cross, peevish, or discontented. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To turn acid; to become peevish or crabbed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Acid; having a pungent taste; harsh of temper or disposition; morose; turned, as milk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To make or become acid; to cause to have a sharp taste; to acquire the quality of tartness; to make harsh in temper; to become crabbed or peevish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. sowr, adj. having a pungent, acid taste: turned, as milk: rancid: crabbed or peevish in temper: bitter: cold and wet, as soil.--v.t. to make sour or acid: to make cross, peevish, or discontented.--v.i. to become sour or acid: to become peevish or crabbed.--n. SOUR'-CROUT (see SAUER-KRAUT).--adj. SOUR'-EYED, morose-looking.--ns. SOUR'-GOURD, the cream-of-tartar tree; SOUR'ING, vinegar: the crab-apple: the process in bleaching fabrics that follows the treatment with bleaching-powder, consisting in treatment of the fabric with hydrochloric or sulphuric acid, so as to wash out the lime.--adj. SOUR'ISH, somewhat sour.--adv. SOUR'LY, in a sour manner: with acidity: with acrimony: discontentedly.--ns. SOUR'NESS, the state of being sour: acidity: peevishness: discontent; SOUR'-SOP, a tree of tropical America and its fruit, closely allied to the custard-apple: (prov.) an ill-natured person. [A.S. súr; Ger. sauer, Ice. súrr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Of acid taste, esp. as result of unripeness, as s. apples, s. GRAPES, or of fermentation, as s. milk, bread; (of person or temper) harsh, peevish, morose; s. dock, eommon sorrel; (vb) make, become, sour (esp. fig.), as soured by misfortune. Hence sourish a., sourly adv., sourness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. n. A sour or acid substance; an acid. Cabinet Dictionary

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