| Share
 

Sour Grapeism

An assumed contempt or indifference to the unattainable. (See above.)

“There, economy was always `elegant' and money-spending always `vulgar' and ostentalous- a sort of sour grapeism which made us very peaceful and satisfied.” —Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford, chap. i.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Sour Grapeism from Infoplease:

  • Sour Grapeism - Sour Grapeism An assumed contempt or indifference to the unattainable. (See above.) “There, ...
  • Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: S - Definitions, origins, and illustrative excerpts for words, phases, and literary allusions starting with "S"

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring