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soured

[ souuhr, sou-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF soured

Synonyms for soured

  • embitter
  • exacerbate
  • spoil
  • acidify
  • curdle
  • disenchant
  • envenom
  • exasperate
  • turn
  • make sour
  • turn off
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Antonyms for soured

  • calm
  • comfort
  • help
  • encourage
  • excite
  • incite
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOURED

That he had needed a stimulant that day was because he had been soured and would not try with his wits about him.

May he not be worthier, at all events, than this soured temper and erring heart?

She cannot love again; but she is not soured by her experience.

He had suffered so much; it was not surprising if his disposition had soured!

But Israel returned to his home with a soured and darkened mind.

I was soured, and my life had hardly been such a life as it was meet to bring into contact with your own.

She conquered a crusty old woman, who was soured to all the world.

The milk of human kindness is soured by the intense summer heat.

If, then, he did not enjoy himself on his visit, he came away from it soured and ill-humored.

In short, all I did to please her soured her, God so permitting it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sur "sour, tart, acid, fermented," from Proto-Germanic *sura- "sour" (cf. Old Norse surr, Middle Dutch suur, Dutch zuur, Old High German sur, German Sauer), from PIE root *suro- "sour, salty, bitter" (cf. Old Church Slavonic syru, Russian syroi "moist, raw;" Lithuanian suras "salty," suris "cheese").

French sur "sour, tart" (12c.) is a Germanic loan-word. Meaning :having a peevish disposition" is from early 13c. Sense in whisky sour (1885) is "with lemon added" (1862). Sour cream is attested from 1855.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SOURED

disenchanted

adjectivelet down

rancid

adjectiverotten, strong-smelling
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