Synonyms of sour in English:



  • 1 sour wine
    acid, acidic, acidy, acidulated, tart, bitter, sharp, vinegary, pungent
    technical acerbic
    [Antonyms] sweet
  • 2 sour milk
    bad, off, turned, curdled, rancid, rank, foul, fetid; (of beer) skunky
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 3 a sour old man
    embittered, resentful, rancorous, jaundiced, bitter; nasty, spiteful, irritable, peevish, fractious, cross, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, disagreeable, petulant, querulous, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-humored, sullen, surly, sulky, churlish
    informal grouchy, cranky
    [Antonyms] amiable
  • verb

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  • 1 the war had soured him
    embitter, disillusion, disenchant, poison, alienate; dissatisfy, frustrate
  • 2 the dispute soured relations
    spoil, mar, damage, harm, impair, wreck, upset, poison, blight, tarnish
    [Antonyms] improve
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