1. the property of being acidic
Syn: ↑sour, ↑acidity
Derivationally related forms: ↑acid (for: ↑acidity), ↑sour (for: ↑sour), ↑sour
Hypernyms: ↑taste property
Hyponyms: ↑acerbity, ↑tartness, ↑vinegariness, ↑vinegarishness
2. a sullen moody resentful disposition
Syn: ↑sulkiness, ↑sullenness, ↑moroseness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sour, ↑morose (for: ↑moroseness), ↑sullen (for: ↑sullenness), ↑sulky (for: ↑sulkiness)
Hypernyms: ↑ill nature
3. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
Syn: ↑sour, ↑tartness
Derivationally related forms: ↑sour (for: ↑tartness), ↑sour, ↑sour (for: ↑sour)
Hyponyms: ↑acidity, ↑acidulousness

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