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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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A el no conviene la sentencia de los Padres de la Iglesia --destinada a una civilizacion--, sino los ultimos versos del nonagesimo cuarto soneto de Shakespeare: For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;/ Lilis that fester smell far worse than weeds.
And that's what he was, the sourest of sour cherries.
When we got home, we found the plums were either over-ripe or rotten, the blackberries were the sourest we'd ever tasted and the beans were stringier than a rope factory.
Oh, and we went to see a show which would've even managed to raise a smile on the sourest of faces (although the gin had already done that).
Surely nobody, not even the sourest American, could dispute that any more.
Lilies that fester smell far worse then weeds" he mutters to himself, echoing the disillusionment of Shakespeare's Sonnet 94, with its lament that "sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds.
There is always "the promise of sweetness" in the sourest cherry, someone's beginning in another's end.
Early in my property management career, I had a co-worker who was almost always able to turn the sourest lemons into lemonade.
Use, or for the sourest flavor, cover mixture tightly with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place until bubbly and sour smelling, up to 24 hours.
Even the sourest and crabbedest apple, growing in the most unfavorable position, suggests such thoughts as these, it is so noble a fruit.
OF all the summer-long transfer sagas we have seen, it is the Gareth Bale one which leaves the sourest taste in my mouth.
There have also been countless bags of sweets, including the terrifying Sourballs, which (as you'll know if you follow my tweets) have given rise to the Sourball Challenge, where the production team insist on you shoving the sourest sweet you can imagine in your mouth and then taking a photo as the true horror engulfs your head
UNITED were swept away on a tidal wave of pace and power when the Albion of West Bromwich came forth to dish out the sourest of Christmas presents.
A crofter friend of ours in Beauly said we had hit the sourest crofting community in the Highlands.