As verbs the difference between sour and fester
is that sour
) to make sour while fester
is to become septic; to become rotten.
As an adjective sour
is having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
As a noun sour
is the sensation of a sour taste.
* (obsolete) sowr
Having an acidic, sharp or tangy taste.
* Francis Bacon
Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
- All sour things, as vinegar, provoke appetite.
Tasting or smelling rancid.
Peevish or bad-tempered.
(of soil) Excessively acidic and thus infertile.
- He was a scholar / Lofty and sour to them that loved him not, / But to those men that sought him sweet as summer.
(of petroleum) Containing excess sulfur.
Unfortunate or unfavorable.
- sour adversity
, date=October 1
, author=Phil Dawkes
, title=Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=The result may not quite give the Wearsiders a sweet ending to what has been a sour
week, following allegations of sexual assault and drug possession against defender Titus Bramble, but it does at least demonstrate that their spirit remains strong in the face of adversity.}}
The sensation of a sour taste.
A drink made with whiskey, lemon or lime juice and sugar.
(label) Any cocktail containing lemon or lime juice.
A sour or acid substance; whatever produces a painful effect.
- (Edmund Spenser)
* laundry sour
(label) To make sour.
(label) To become sour.
* Jonathan Swift
(label) To make disenchanted.
- So the sun's heat, with different powers, / Ripens the grape, the liquor sours .
(label) To become disenchanted.
- To sour your happiness I must report, / The queen is dead.
(label) To make (soil) cold and unproductive.
To macerate (lime) and render it fit for plaster or mortar.
To become septic; to become rotten.
To worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
- Wounds immedicable / Rankle, and fester , and gangrene.
- Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it fester .
To cause to fester or rankle.
- Hatred festered in the hearts of the children of the soil.
- For which I burnt in inward, swelt'ring hate, / And fester'd rankling malice in my breast.