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vinegary

[ vin-i-guh-ree ]
/ ˈvɪn ɪ gə ri /
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adjective

of the nature of or resembling vinegar; sour; acid: a vinegary taste.
having a disagreeable character or manner; crabbed; ill-tempered: a vinegary person.

RELATED WORDS

vigorous, harsh, acerbic, brisk, hot, sour, lively, bitter, sharp, acid, acrid, biting, pungent, caustic, briny, musty, peppery, unpleasant, salty, piquant

Nearby words

vinegar fly, vinegarette, vinegarish, vinegarroon, vinegarweed, vinegary, vineland, vinery, vineyard, vineyardist, vingt-et-un

Origin of vinegary

First recorded in 1720–30; vinegar + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for vinegary

vinegary

/ (ˈvɪnɪɡərɪ) /

adjective

containing vinegar; tasting of or like vinegar
bad-tempered, sour, or peevish
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