Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sour

3 senses of sour

Sense 1
sour -- (a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar)
       => cocktail -- (a short mixed drink)

Sense 2
sour, sourness, tartness -- (the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth)
       => taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (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")

Sense 3
sourness, sour, acidity -- (the property of being acidic)
       => taste property -- (a property appreciated via the sense of taste)

Antonyms of verb sour

1 of 2 senses of sour

Sense 2
sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify -- (make sour or more sour)
       Antonym of sweeten (Sense 1)
      => sweeten, dulcify, edulcorate, dulcorate -- (make sweeter in taste)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sour

2 senses of sour

Sense 1
sour, turn, ferment, work -- (go sour or spoil; "The milk has soured"; "The wine worked"; "The cream has turned--we have to throw it out")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify -- (make sour or more sour)
       => change taste -- (alter the flavor of)

Antonyms of adj sour

6 senses of sour

Sense 1
sour, rancid -- (smelling of fermentation or staleness)

INDIRECT (VIA malodorous) -> fragrant -- (pleasant-smelling)

Sense 2
sour (vs. sweet) -- (having a sharp biting taste)

sweet (vs. sour) -- (having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar)
        => cloying, saccharine, syrupy, treacly -- (overly sweet)
        => sweetish -- (somewhat sweet)

Sense 3
sour -- (one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons)

INDIRECT (VIA tasty) -> tasteless -- (lacking flavor)

Sense 4
off, sour, turned -- (in an unpalatable state; "sour milk")

INDIRECT (VIA soured) -> unsoured -- (not having turned bad)

Sense 5
false, off-key, sour -- (inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key")

INDIRECT (VIA inharmonious) -> harmonious -- (musically pleasing)

Sense 6
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd")

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Similarity of adj sour

6 senses of sour

Sense 1
sour, rancid -- (smelling of fermentation or staleness)
       => malodorous (vs. fragrant), malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinky -- (having an unpleasant smell)

Sense 2
sour (vs. sweet) -- (having a sharp biting taste)
       => acerb, acerbic, astringent -- (sour or bitter in taste)
       => acetose, acetous, vinegary, vinegarish -- (tasting or smelling like vinegar)
       => acidic, acid, acidulent, acidulous -- (being sour to the taste)
       => lemony, lemonlike, sourish, tangy, tart -- (tasting sour like a lemon)
       => subacid -- (slightly sour to the taste)
          Also See-> dry#6; soured#1; tasty#1

Sense 3
sour -- (one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of vinegar or lemons)
       => tasty (vs. tasteless) -- (pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel")

Sense 4
off, sour, turned -- (in an unpalatable state; "sour milk")
       => soured (vs. unsoured) -- (having turned bad)

Sense 5
false, off-key, sour -- (inaccurate in pitch; "a false (or sour) note"; "her singing was off key")
       => inharmonious (vs. harmonious), unharmonious -- (not in harmony)

Sense 6
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd")
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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