Synonyms of sour in English:



  • 1 too much pulp produces a sour wine
    acid, acidy, acidic, acidulated, tart, bitter, sharp, acetic, vinegary, pungent, acrid, biting, stinging, burning, smarting, unpleasant, distasteful; North Americanacerb
    technical acerbic
    rare acidulous
    [Antonyms] sweet
  • 2 milk bottles with traces of sour milk lingering in them
    (gone) bad, (gone) off, turned, curdled, fermented, rancid; old, tainted, high, rank, foul, fetid, overripe; North Americanclabbered
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 3 a sour old man
    embittered, resentful, nasty, spiteful, sharp-tongued, irritable, irascible, peevish, fractious, fretful, cross, crabbed, crabby, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, disagreeable, petulant, pettish; complaining, querulous, bitter, moody, grumpy, huffy, scratchy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, sullen, surly, sulky, churlish, touchy, testy, tetchy, snappish, waspish, crusty, bilious, liverish, dyspeptic, splenetic, choleric
    British informal narky, ratty, eggy, stroppy, shirty
    North American informal peckish, sorehead, soreheaded
    Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
    informal , dated miffy, waxy
    [Antonyms] pleasant amiable
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  • 1 five years of war had soured him
    embitter, make bitter, make resentful, anger, exasperate, disillusion, disenchant, poison, envenom, disaffect, dissatisfy, frustrate, alienate
  • 2 a dispute soured relations between the two countries for over a year
    spoil, mar, damage, harm, impair, be detrimental to, wreck, upset, hurt, worsen, poison, colour, blight, tarnish
    [Antonyms] improve
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