Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sour: sour grapes, spur
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • adj
  • verb
  • noun

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

Related Words


one of the four basic taste sensations

Related Words

in an unpalatable state


Related Words

inaccurate in pitch

showing a brooding ill humor

References in periodicals archive ?
Its opening valve design further aids in maintaining freshness by keeping air from getting into the package when squeezed; plus, the valve enables users to dispense Daisy Sour Cream at their preferred stream size.
Total Group has developed techniques and materials to treat the sour gas efficiently and safely.
Project scope The Onshore Shah Sour Gas Field Development has been divided into 10 packages.
Sodium's entry would send an electrical response to the brain, announcing the sensation that we perceive as sour.
16 said a key reason for launching Argus sour futures was a decision by Saudi Aramco in the autumn of 2009 to adopt the new Argus Sour Crude Index as its peg for pricing US-bound crude oil sales from Jan.
As strawberry is the best selling flavour and red the most desirable colour for consumers Sour Strawbs is the perfect extension to Haribo's top selling Strawbs line.
Sour gas is called as such because of its high sulphur content and corrosive properties.
Sour whey-coated apple, potato and carrot slices had higher lightness and lower redness values than other treatments and the control after 120 minutes of storage at 4 C.
For the smoked salmon: 3-ounce fillet of smoked salmon For the sour cream: 8 ounces sour cream 2 teaspoons simple syrup 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt For the garnish: Wood sorrel leaves Crushed pink peppercorns
If you want to keep things simpler, offer a chili or stew bar and set out lots of toppings like chopped tomatoes, green onions, olives and sour cream, along with cheese slice cutouts in Halloween themes.
For years, scientists have been investigating the cells that allow us to detect five distinct tastes: salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umami.
Two teams of scientists have identified a protein on the surfaces of select tongue cells that may be the long-sought detector of sour taste.
Scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia report that genes might play a large role in determining individual differences in sour taste perception.
The lollipops (10p each) come in four flavours with the same sour fizzy centre.
Sharwood's Noodle Box, Hong Kong Sweet and Sour (350g), pounds 1.