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to cause to change from friendly or loving to unfriendly or uncaring
  • a misunderstanding that soured their relationship for a long time

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Synonyms & Antonyms of sour (Entry 2 of 2)

1 causing or characterized by the one of the four basic taste sensations that is produced chiefly by acids
  • the sour candy made our mouths all wrinkly inside

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3 falling short of a standard
  • things started off well, but now it's all gone sour

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The first known use of sour was before the 12th century

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“Sour.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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