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Webster 1913 Edition


Sourness

Sour′ness

,
Noun.
The quality or state of being sour.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sourness

SOUR'NESS

, n.
1.
Acidity; sharpness to the taste; tartness; as the sourness of vinegar or of fruit. Sourness being one of those simple ideas which one cannot describe.
2.
Asperity; harshness of temper. Take care that no sourness and moroseness mingle with our seriousness of mind.

Definition 2022


sourness

sourness

English

Noun

sourness (plural sournesses)

  1. The quality or condition of being sour, usually said of human personalities.
    1811 Mrs. Ferrars was a little, thin woman, upright, even to formality, in her figure, and serious, even to sourness , in her aspect. — Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 2.1.

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