American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Denial of the desirability of something after one has found out that it cannot be reached or acquired: The losers' scorn for the award is pure sour grapes.
- n. idiomatic A putting down or expression of disdain about something that one desires but cannot have.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. things which persons affect to despise because they can not possess them; -- in allusion to Æsop's fable of the fox and the grapes.
- adj. See under Grape.
- n. disparagement of something that is unattainable
- From the Aesop's fable The Fox and the Grapes, in which a fox, unable to reach grapes he is seeking, decides that they must have been sour. (Wiktionary)
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