Vinegary meaning

vĭn'ĭ-gə-rē, -grē
Having the taste, smell, or nature of vinegar.
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Unpleasant and irascible.
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Of or like vinegar.
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Sour in speech or disposition; ill-tempered.
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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.

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(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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Of a liquid, having turned partially or fully to vinegar.
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Origin of vinegary