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Synonyms of sour in English:


  • 1 too much pulp produces a sour wine
    North American  acerb
    technical acerbic
    rare acidulous
    [Antonyms] sweet
  • 2 milk bottles with traces of sour milk lingering in them
    old, tainted, high, rank, foul, fetid, overripe;
    North American  clabbered
    [Antonyms] fresh
  • 3 a sour old man
    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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