Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being sour, in any sense. Synonyms Asperity, Tartness, etc. (see
acrimony), moroseness, peevishness, petulance, ill nature.
- n. The quality or condition of being sour, usually said of human personalities.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being sour.
- n. a sullen moody resentful disposition
- n. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
- n. the property of being acidic
- sour + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The idea is to flavor the liquid well with the spices and extract all the sourness from the kokum.”
“This is a brine pickle made without vinegar; the sourness comes from the fermentation process, as is traditional.”
“Whenever I experience this, whenever a laconic sourness is thrust into my spirit, I close my eyes and seek for something inside me that can anchor me against the unpleasant wave that threatens to engulf me, cap-a-pie.”
“Approaching, I perceive the peculiar scent which belongs to such places, a certain sourness in the air, suggesting trodden grass and cigar smoke.”
“The sourness is similar to lemons, but more complex; pomegranate molasses includes floral flavors that most citrus fruits don’t have.”
“Because it contained some peculiar quality which Shakespeare calls sourness, the sheep would not eat the grass of the rings.”
“Imperial Cold pack cheddar is very sharp without the "sourness" many of older cheddars seem to take on.”
“While Britons champion the creamy textures of Dairy Milk and Flake, Americans cherish the likes of Hershey - bemoaned this side of the Atlantic for its "sourness" and "gritty texture".”
“Their San Francisco Sourdough is famous for its sourness which is not to my taste.”
“Gueuze Tasting notes: Dry and fruity with a touch of palette cleansing sourness.”
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