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vin·e·gar·y

 (vĭn′ĭ-gə-rē, -grē)
adj.
1. Having the taste, smell, or nature of vinegar.
2. Unpleasant and irascible.
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vinegary

(ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ)
adj
1. (Cookery) containing vinegar; tasting of or like vinegar
2. bad-tempered, sour, or peevish
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vin•e•gar•y

(ˈvɪn ɪ gə ri)

adj.
1. resembling vinegar; sour; acid.
2. having a disagreeable character or manner; ill-tempered.
[1720–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vinegary - tasting or smelling like vinegar
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2.vinegary - having a sour disposition; ill-tempered
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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Translations
etikkainenetikoitunuthapankitkerä

vinegary

[ˈvɪnɪgərɪ] ADJvinagroso
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

vinegary

[ˈvɪnɪgəri] adj [taste, smell] → vinaigré(e)vine grower nviticulteur mvine-growing [ˈvaɪngrəʊɪŋ]
adjviticole
nviticulture fvine leaf nfeuille f de vigne
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

vinegary

adj (lit, fig)säuerlich; vinegary smellEssiggeruch m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

vinegary

[ˈvɪnɪgərɪ] adj (wine, taste, smell) → che sa d'aceto; (person) → acido/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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But there was a distinctly vinegary after-taste about Arsenal's late victory in this London derby after they had struggled to break down Fulham.
Fruity and vinegary with a bit of kick to it, but too sharp tasting.
In between swigs of vinegary wine and awful puns ("He likes kids," Brito remarks of a priest whose affections extend both to goats and little boys), the foursome link up in a round robin of (mostly) unreciprocated affections.
Used in the Wagamama chain on their raw salad, it tastes great drizzled over shredded cabbage and carrot with slivers of red chilli thrown in, with a really nice vinegary hit in every mouthful.
Sainsbury's was a little vinegary - not noticeable on chips.
"If beer's been on sale for too long it can become acetic and have a vinegary taste too.
And now, thanks to the whim of a banker, we have one of the best uses of an egg ever; soft yeasty muffins, sweet ham, perfectly poached eggs and a creamy Hollandaise sauce with just enough vinegary acidity to crown the whole caboodle nicely.
"But on a personal level, I find people are just delighted to acguire the confidence to order a decent bottle when they're out in a restaurant or spend three or four pounds in the supermarket knowing they're not wasting it on something so vinegary it'd be better on chips!"
The rolls were bulked up with greasy, flaccid vegetables and the sauce was so vinegary it made my eyes water.
Elaine Stritch, with whom any audience is a privilege, displayed her appreciation for both the acerbic and the poignant selections from the Comden and Green songbook in her two numbers: a vinegary rendition of "100 Ways to Lose a Man" from "Wonderful Town" ("Throw your knowledge in his face/And he'll never try for second base ...") and the wistful '"The Party's Over" from "Bells Are Ringing."
Its sharp, vinegary taste balances the peppery heat of the mustard seeds.