vinegary

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vinegar +‎ -y

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vinegary (comparative more vinegary, superlative most vinegary)

  1. sour, like vinegar
    When Martha reopened the bottle of wine from the previous week's party, a vinegary whiff indicated that drinking it was out of the question.
  2. (figuratively) acerbic, bitter
    Edward's maiden aunt was a vinegary old soul with a sharp tongue and quick temper; she would not be receiving a wedding invitation.
  3. of a liquid, having turned partially or fully to vinegar.

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