sourness


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sour

 (sour)
adj. sour·er, sour·est
1. Having a taste characteristic of that produced by acids; sharp, tart, or tangy.
2. Made acid or rancid by fermentation.
3. Having the characteristics of fermentation or rancidity; tasting or smelling of decay.
4.
a. Bad-tempered and morose; peevish: a sour temper.
b. Displeased with something one formerly admired or liked; disenchanted: sour on ballet.
5.
a. Not measuring up to the expected or usual ability or quality; bad: a sour performance of the play.
b. Not having the correct or properly produced pitch: a sour note.
6. Of or relating to excessively acid soil that is damaging to crops.
7.
a. Containing excessive levels of sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide, or both. Used of oil and natural gas.
b. Containing excessive levels of peroxides. Used of gasoline.
n.
1. The sensation of sour taste, one of the four primary tastes.
2. Something sour.
3. A mixed drink made especially with whiskey, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and sometimes soda water.
tr. & intr.v. soured, sour·ing, sours
1. To make or become sour.
2. To make or become disagreeable, disillusioned, or disenchanted.

[Middle English, from Old English sūr.]

sour′ish adj.
sour′ly adv.
sour′ness n.
Synonyms: sour, acerbic, acid, acidic, tart1
These adjectives mean having a taste like that produced by an acid: sour lemons; an acerbic vinegar; the acid taste of guavas; a lightly acidic coffee; tart cherries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sourness - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
acidulousness, acidity - the taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth
2.sourness - the property of being acidicsourness - the property of being acidic  
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
acerbity, tartness - a sharp sour taste
vinegariness, vinegarishness - a sourness resembling that of vinegar
3.sourness - a sullen moody resentful disposition
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition

sourness

noun
Related words
fear acerophobia
Translations
حُموضَه، فَظاظَه
kyselost
surhed
savanyúság
súrleiki; beiskja
huysuzluk

sourness

[ˈsaʊənɪs] N
1. (lit) [of fruit, wine, soil] → acidez f; [of milk] → sabor m agrio, sabor m a cortado
2. (fig) [of person, expression, mood, tone] → amargura f

sourness

n (of lemon, milk)saurer Geschmack; (of wine, vinegar also, of smell)Säuerlichkeit f; (of soil)saure Beschaffenheit; (fig, of person, expression) → Verdrießlichkeit f, → Griesgrämigkeit f, → Verbitterung f; (of remark)Bissigkeit f

sourness

[ˈsaʊənɪs] n (see adj) → asprezza, acidità, acredine f

sour

(ˈsauə) adjective
1. having a taste or smell similar in nature to that of lemon juice or vinegar. Unripe apples are/taste very sour.
2. having a similar taste as a stage in going bad. sour milk.
3. (of a person, his character etc) discontented, bad-tempered or disagreeable. She was looking very sour this morning.
verb
to make or become sour.
ˈsourly adverb
ˈsourness noun

sourness

n. agrura, acidez.
References in classic literature ?
In fact, Michael's sourness of temper had become too profound even for quarrelling.
Bruised and bleeding, he sat on the chair, taking no part in the performance and only sullenly engendering a deeper and bitterer sourness.
None of these was like it, though it had something of them all, with, added, the sourness of chemical waste and the poisonous effluvium of the bilge of a water-logged ship whereon a multitude of rats had been drowned.
Ferrars was a little, thin woman, upright, even to formality, in her figure, and serious, even to sourness, in her aspect.
Sweetness, bitterness, sourness, are examples of this sort of quality, together with all that is akin to these; heat, moreover, and cold, whiteness, and blackness are affective qualities.
You know--at least, I know in my own case--when a man has said to me, 'So-and-so's a pretty girl,' I am seized with a momentary sourness against So-and-so, and long to tweak her ear.
And whether he stung, or whether he frolicked, did you feel his poison throughout your body and soul, converting everything to sourness and bitterness?
Nor could I help thinking this a prudent course, since she looked at me out of the pickle-jar, with as great an access of sourness as if her black eyes had absorbed its contents.
They loved the fragrant but delicate sourness of the lemongrass, the fresh aroma of basil, the tartness of the kaffir lime, the sweetness of cinnamon sticks and the muskiness of coriander leaves permeating the spicy sauces.
Ten panelists were trained to evaluate apple aroma, flavor, sweetness and sourness intensity in various apple solutions.
A slight sourness is noticeable in the aroma together with some citrus characteristics, in this case lemon.
It's easy to succumb to such sourness, but Saint Kazin bids us to do betterhe bids us to open our hearts.