Vinegary Definition

vĭnĭ-gə-rē, -grē
adjective
Of or like vinegar.
Webster's New World
Unpleasant and irascible.
American Heritage
Sour in speech or disposition; ill-tempered.
Webster's New World

(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.
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