Synonyms of sour


1. sour, cocktail

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

2. sour, sourness, tartness, taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception

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

3. sourness, sour, acidity, taste property

usage: the property of being acidic


1. sour, turn, ferment, work, change state, turn

usage: go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out"

2. sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify, change taste

usage: make sour or more sour


1. sour, rancid, malodorous (vs. fragrant), malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinky

usage: smelling of fermentation or staleness

2. sour (vs. sweet), acerb, acerbic, astringent, acetose, acetous, vinegary, vinegarish, acidic, acid, acidulent, acidulous, lemony, lemonlike, sourish, tangy, tart, subacid, dry, soured, tasty

usage: having a sharp biting taste

3. sour, tasty (vs. tasteless)

usage: one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons

4. off, sour, turned, soured (vs. unsoured)

usage: in an unpalatable state; "sour milk"

5. false, off-key, sour, inharmonious (vs. harmonious), unharmonious

usage: inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key"

6. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen, ill-natured (vs. good-natured)

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of sour (Dictionary)