Meaning of SOUR in English

■ adjective

1》 having an acid taste like lemon or vinegar.

2》 (of food, especially milk) having gone bad because of fermentation.

↘having a rancid smell.

3》 showing resentment, disappointment, or anger.

4》 (of soil) deficient in lime.

5》 (of petroleum or natural gas) containing a high proportion of sulphur.

■ noun a cocktail made by mixing a spirit with lemon or lime juice.

■ verb make or become ~.


go (or turn ) ~ become less pleasant; turn out badly.

~ grapes an attitude in which someone pretends to despise something because they cannot have it themselves. [with allusion to Aesop's fable The Fox and the Grapes .]


~ish adjective

~ly adverb

~ness noun


OE sūr , of Gmc origin.

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