- of the nature of or resembling vinegar; sour; acid: a vinegary taste.
- having a disagreeable character or manner; crabbed; ill-tempered: a vinegary person.
Origin of vinegary
Related Words for vinegaryvigorous, harsh, acerbic, brisk, hot, sour, lively, bitter, sharp, acid, acrid, biting, pungent, caustic, briny, musty, peppery, unpleasant, salty, piquant
Examples from the Web for vinegary
Historical Examples of vinegary
"You seem to be alone in your opinion," said the Baron with his vinegary smile.
It's out of favour I am with the vinegary virgins over the way.
There was one vinegary old maid to whom he applied who gave me a cold chill.Step Lively!
Falk clasped a hand, hard as a beetle, and received a vinegary smile.The Red Room
The little girls actually point to me with furtive, vinegary glances, for they are more ingenuously hypocritical than women.Woman
- containing vinegar; tasting of or like vinegar
- bad-tempered, sour, or peevish