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Another word for sour

Adjective
  1. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids

  2. See also:

    taste

  3. Having a noticeably sharp pungent taste or smell

  4. See also:

    taste

  5. Broodingly and sullenly unhappy

  6. See also:

    happy

  7. Not in accordance with what is usual or expected

  8. See also:

    thrive

    surprise

Another word for sour

Verb
  1. To make or become bitter

  2. See also:

    happy

Synonym Study

  • Tart suggests a slightly stinging sharpness or sourness and usually connotes that this may be pleasant to the taste a tart cherry pie
  • Acidulous suggests a slightly sour or acid quality acidulous spring water
  • Acid suggests a sourness that is normal or natural a lemon is an acid fruit
  • Sour usually implies an unpleasant sharpness of taste and often connotes fermentation or rancidity sour milk