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sharp, acid, acrid, biting, pungent, caustic, briny, musty, peppery, unpleasant, salty, piquant, acidic, rancid, bitter, soured, fermented, acrimonious, grouchy, rotten

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souple, soupmeat, soupspoon, soupy, soupçon, sour, sour cherry, sour cream, sour dock, sour gourd, sour grapes

Origin of sour

before 1000; (adj. and noun) Middle English sure, soure, Old English sūr (orig. adj.); cognate with German sauer, Dutch zuur, Old Norse sūrr; (v.) Middle English souren, derivative of the adj.
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British Dictionary definitions for sour (1 of 2)

sour

/ (ˈsaʊə) /

adjective

noun

verb

to make or become sour
Derived Formssourish, adjectivesourly, adverbsourness, noun

Word Origin for sour

Old English sūr; related to Old Norse sūrr, Lithuanian suras salty, Old Slavonic syrŭ wet, raw, surovu green, raw, Sanskrit surā brandy

British Dictionary definitions for sour (2 of 2)

Sour

/ (sʊə) /

noun

a variant spelling of Sur
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