sourness

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Etymology[edit]

sour +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

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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