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Synonyms for sour

Synonyms for sour

having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids

having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

broodingly and sullenly unhappy

not in accordance with what is usual or expected

to make or become bitter


Synonyms for sour

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

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

the property of being acidic

go sour or spoil

make sour or more sour

smelling of fermentation or staleness

having a sharp biting taste

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one of the four basic taste sensations

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in an unpalatable state


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inaccurate in pitch

showing a brooding ill humor

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The Argus Sour Crude Index, introduced in the spring of 2009, measures medium-sour values and is a volume-weighted, daily spot-transaction average of three US Gulf Coast crudes: Mars, Poseidon and Southern Green Canyon.
She added: "As an extension of our Strawbs offering we feel that Sour Strawbs will be a big success and we are pleased to be creating something new and inventive to the marketplace.
Abu Dhabi has more than 200 trillion cubic feet of gas reserves, the fifth largest in the world, a large part of which are sour.
To decode the sour system, the scientists started by assuming that sour-sensing proteins would share basic traits with proteins that allow us to sense other tastes.
His team's findings "show that sour taste is mediated by cells bearing this unique receptor protein," he adds.
Responses were compared within the twin pairs and were then entered into a computer model to determine the relative contributions of genetic and environmental influences on sour taste sensitivity.
Laura King, vice president of marketing at Candy Dynamics, which is looking for listings, said sour sweets were the driving force in UK sugar confectionery.
Batchelors Super Noodles To Go Sweet and Sour (85g), 74p
Typical product names include Drink on a Candy Sour Orange Flava, Sour Strawberry Flava, Sour Cherry Flava and Sour Apple Flava.
But you've also got to watch the sour cream you spoon onto your baked potato, the ricotta you tuck into your lasagna, the cream cheese you use for your Sunday "schmear," and the cheese spreads that grace your crackers.
According to an article in Nature, sour taste preferences are more intense during childhood.
Taste is actually a very direct way of experiencing the pharmacology of a plant--certain strong alkaloids taste bitter, volatile oils have an aromatic taste, certain plant acids have a sour of astringent taste.
The Energy Services Division of Ondeo Nalco said recently it had completed the commissioning of its new Sour Gas Lab at its facilities in Sugar Land, TX.
A sour taste has developed in the once sugar-sweet candy aisle, but, as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing.
based Just Born's Zours Punch Fruitz chewy sour fruit candy was a total hit with the tots -- sour is a good attribute from their perspective.