adjective, sour·er, sour·est.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- sour cherry,
- sour cream,
- sour dock,
- sour gourd,
- sour grapes
Origin of sour
Examples from the Web for soured
The country has soured on obstructionist politicians and the Tea Party in particular.
Ties with Iraq have also been soured by disputes over oil trade and the Syrian conflict.
Our toxic campaign culture, dominated by negativity, has soured vast swaths of the populace to all things political.Secret Campaign for Chairman of the Federal Reserve|Stuart Stevens|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In an era of short-lived CEOs, Steve Ballmer managed a surprising 13 years, though investors had long since soured on him.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Finally Out After a 13-Year Reign|Daniel Gross|August 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Egyptian public opinion has soured substantially towards Gaza, compared to the beginning of the revolution.
The twins must be pardoned, but circumstances had soured them.The Madigans|Miriam Michelson
In fact, they got so soured on poor old Kay that his life was actually in danger and he had to get out of England.Carl and the Cotton Gin|Sara Ware Bassett
Cows fed on overkept, fermented, and soured rations have acid milk, which readily turns and coagulates.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
This soured the minds of the inhabitants, many of whom were Quakers.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
If put into vessels which have been used for milk to be soured in, it will change the sooner.
Word Origin for sour
Old English sur "sour, tart, acid, fermented," from Proto-Germanic *sura- "sour" (cf. Old Norse surr, Middle Dutch suur, Dutch zuur, Old High German sur, German Sauer), from PIE root *suro- "sour, salty, bitter" (cf. Old Church Slavonic syru, Russian syroi "moist, raw;" Lithuanian suras "salty," suris "cheese").
French sur "sour, tart" (12c.) is a Germanic loan-word. Meaning :having a peevish disposition" is from early 13c. Sense in whisky sour (1885) is "with lemon added" (1862). Sour cream is attested from 1855.
c.1300, from sour (adj.). Cf. Old High German suren, German säuern. Related: Soured; souring.