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Adjective
Having an acid taste like lemon or vinegar
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“The unripe fruit has a harsh sour taste, and yields by expression a very acid liquor, called verjuice.”
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Feeling or expressing resentment, disappointment, or anger
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“I found myself to be generally in a sour mood in the morning, a state unfamiliar to me since I am a morning person by nature.”
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Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
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“Tanner pointed at my clothes which had a big white stain on them and smelled of sour milk.”
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Displeasing to one's senses
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“If too much of the flour is added, the bread acquires a disagreeable sour taste.”
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Of a poor or substandard level or quality
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“Things have gone sour in a way that I had not expected.”
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Having a witty, sarcastic or cynical nature or edge
“Neither wilderness nor hardships could conquer Henderson's spirit and his rather sour sense of humor.”
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Having a very gloomy or ill-tempered expression or demeanor
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Marked by a likelihood to threaten the safety of a person or persons
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Not friendly
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Gloomy and quiet, usually because of a disappointment
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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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Resembling a squawk
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Disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less than expected
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Not ripe
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Without regret or guilt
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Tasting of, containing, or preserved with salt
Verb
To make, or become, sour in taste
“Using lemon juice to sour the milk allows it to stand in for buttermilk while further enhancing the lemon flavor.”
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To spoil or go bad
“This milk was inadvertently left outside to sour over a number of days.”
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To damage, ruin, spoil or mar
“Is it pressing for drastic actions that could sour relations between the two governments?”
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To become, or cause to become, bitter or disenchanted
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“Richard's experience with his boxed-set, though, did not entirely sour him towards Dylan bootlegs.”
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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To corrupt, or to prove harmful or destructive to
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