Definition of Sourness

1. Noun. The taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth.

Exact synonyms: Sour, Tartness
Generic synonyms: Gustatory Perception, Gustatory Sensation, Taste, Taste Perception, Taste Sensation
Specialized synonyms: Acidity, Acidulousness
Derivative terms: Sour, Sour, Sour



2. Noun. The property of being acidic.
Exact synonyms: Acidity, Sour
Generic synonyms: Taste Property
Specialized synonyms: Acerbity, Tartness, Vinegariness, Vinegarishness
Derivative terms: Acid, Sour, Sour, Sour, Sour, Sour

3. Noun. A sullen moody resentful disposition.
Exact synonyms: Moroseness, Sulkiness, Sullenness
Generic synonyms: Ill Nature
Derivative terms: Morose, Sour, Sulky, Sullen

Definition of Sourness

1. n. The quality or state of being sour.

Definition of Sourness

1. Noun. The quality or condition of being sour, usually said of human personalities. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sourness

1. the quality or state of being sour [n -ES]

Sourness Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Sourness Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sourness

sourdoughs
soured
soured cream
soured creams
sourer
sourest
soureth
sourgum
sourgums
souring
sourings
sourish
sourkrout
sourkrouts
sourly
sourness (current term)
sournesses
sourock
sourocks
sourpuss
sourpusses
sours
sourse
sourses
soursop
soursop tree
soursops
sourt
sourwood
sourwoods

Literary usage of Sourness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"Though he married Cromwell's sister, yet made no other use of that alliance but to do good offices, and to cover the university of Oxford from the sourness ..."

2. Burnet's History of My Own Time by Gilbert Burnet (1897)
"Afterwards he married Cromwell's sister; but made no other use of that alliance but to do good offices, and to cover the university from the sourness of ..."

3. The Rural Wreath: Or, Life Among the Flowers by Laura Greenwood (1855)
"LANGUAGE —sourness, OR SHARPNESS. Now Fate preserve thee, lady fair ! I will not breathe the Frenchman's prayer, Who, to the maiden's great alarm, ..."

4. A Theological Dictionary by Charles Buck (1807)
"... provokes our disgust by the sourness of the misanthrope, or our contempt by the inactivity of the recluse. His attention to the welfare of mankind was ..."

5. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"food is, the greater amount of sourness" (acidity—biting and harshness) "does the gastric juice contain; hence, when persons eat something that does not ..."

6. A Treatise on the Vine: Embracing Its History from the Earliest Ages to the by William Robert Prince (1830)
"... gives them a peculiar taste, a sourness which is not acetous, and which forms a prevalent character in wines, according to their deficiency in spirit. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Sourness

Search for Sourness on Dictionary.com!Search for Sourness on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sourness on Google!Search for Sourness on Wikipedia!

Search