(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Acid taste
1. sourness, acid[ity], acerbity, acridity, astringency, tartness, rancidness, unsavoriness. See taste, pungency, discord.
2. (sour substance) vinegar, acetum, verjuice, acetic acid, alum; lemon, lime, crab, pickle, sauerkraut; sour milk or cream, buttermilk, crème fraîche, yogurt; sour grapes.
Verbs — sour, turn sour, ferment, set the teeth on edge; acidify, acidulate, curdle, clabber, turn.
Adjectives — sour, acid, subacid, acidulous; acetic, acerbic, astringent, acrid, acetous, acetose; tart, crabbed, vinegary; sourish, sour as vinegar, sour as a pickle or lemon; green, unripe; styptic, hard, rough, caustic, bitter; distasteful; soured, rancid, curdled, coagulated, turned, spoiled, musty, bad.
Antonyms, see sweetness.

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