Vinegary Vin"e*gar*y, a. Having the nature of vinegar; sour; unamiable. [1913 Webster]

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  • vinegary — [vin′ə gər ē] adj. 1. of or like vinegar 2. sour in speech or disposition; ill tempered: Also vinegarish …   English World dictionary

  • vinegary — /vin i geuh ree/, adj. 1. of the nature of or resembling vinegar; sour; acid: a vinegary taste. 2. having a disagreeable character or manner; crabbed; ill tempered: a vinegary person. [1720 30; VINEGAR + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vinegary — adjective a) sour, like vinegar When Martha reopened the bottle of wine from the previous weeks party, a vinegary whiff indicated that drinking it was out of the question. b) acerbic, bitter Edwards maiden aunt was a vinegary old soul with a… …   Wiktionary

  • vinegary — [[t]vɪ̱nɪgəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something has a vinegary taste or smell, it tastes or smells of vinegar. The salads taste too vinegary …   English dictionary

  • vinegary — adjective Date: circa 1730 1. a. resembling vinegar ; sour b. flavored with vinegar 2. disagreeable, bitter, or irascible in character or manner < two vinegary fellows bickering > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vinegary — vinegar ► NOUN 1) a sour tasting liquid containing acetic acid, obtained by fermenting dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or for pickling. 2) sourness or peevishness of behaviour. DERIVATIVES vinegary adjective. ORIGIN from Old… …   English terms dictionary

  • vinegary — vin|e|gar|y [ˈvınıgəri] adj tasting of vinegar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vinegary — vin|e|gar|y [ vınıg(ə)ri ] adjective tasting of vinegar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • vinegary — vin·e·gar·y || vɪnɪgÉ™rɪ adj. sour, of or related to vinegar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vinegary — adjective 1 tasting of vinegar 2 bad tempered and always ready to say unkind things …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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