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Definition of Sour

Sour

  1. Having an acid or sharp, biting taste, like vinegar, and the juices of most unripe fruits; acid; tart.
  2. Changed, as by keeping, so as to be acid, rancid, or musty, turned.
  3. Disagreeable; unpleasant; hence; cross; crabbed; peevish; morose; as, a man of a sour temper; a sour reply.
  4. Afflictive; painful.
  5. Cold and unproductive; as, sour land; a sour marsh.
  6. A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
  7. To cause to become sour; to cause to turn from sweet to sour; as, exposure to the air sours many substances.
  8. To make cold and unproductive, as soil.
  9. To make unhappy, uneasy, or less agreeable.
  10. To cause or permit to become harsh or unkindly.
  11. To macerate, and render fit for plaster or mortar; as, to sour lime for business purposes.
  12. To become sour; to turn from sweet to sour; as, milk soon sours in hot weather; a kind temper sometimes sours in adversity.

Sour Quotations

Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I'm doing, I always tell myself, 'You can do better than this.'
Dr. Seuss

I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared.
Lena Headey

Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
William Shakespeare

There's nothing wrong with the screaming style of singing, and I'll be the first to admit that it conveys an emotion. But I'm getting older, and I can't scream and shout about the same things anymore. The songs I'm writing with Stone Sour call for a lighter, different approach.
Corey Taylor

Sometimes people try to read into my strip and find out what my state of mind is. And I can say if I'm in a good mood, generally the comic strip starts out in a good mood, but the punchline is very negative and sour.
Matt Groening
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Sour Translations

sour in Danish is sur
sour in Dutch is zuur
sour in French is acide, aigre
sour in German is sauer
sour in Italian is acido
sour in Latin is acidus
sour in Norwegian is sur
sour in Spanish is agriarse
sour in Swedish is sur
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