adjective, sour·er, sour·est.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of sour
Synonyms for sour
Antonyms for sour
Related Words for souredembitter, spoil, exacerbate, exasperate, envenom, curdle, turn, acidify, disenchant
Examples from the Web for soured
Contemporary Examples of soured
The country has soured on obstructionist politicians and the Tea Party in particular.Ted Cruz Runs Against His Own Government Shutdown
January 30, 2014
Ties with Iraq have also been soured by disputes over oil trade and the Syrian conflict.Erdogan’s Foreign Policy Reset
January 25, 2014
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
September 12, 2013
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
August 23, 2013
Egyptian public opinion has soured substantially towards Gaza, compared to the beginning of the revolution.Arab Spring Keeps Sending Hamas Packing
July 12, 2013
Historical Examples of soured
That he had needed a stimulant that day was because he had been soured and would not try with his wits about him.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
May he not be worthier, at all events, than this soured temper and erring heart?Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
She cannot love again; but she is not soured by her experience.The Hunted Outlaw
He had suffered so much; it was not surprising if his disposition had soured!L'Assommoir
But Israel returned to his home with a soured and darkened mind.The Scapegoat
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.