pretended disdain for something one does not or cannot have:
She said that she and her husband didn’t want to join the club anyway, but it was clearly sour grapes.
(functioning as sing) the attitude of affecting to despise something because one cannot or does not have it oneself
Disparaging what one cannot obtain, as in The losers’ scorn for the award is pure sour grapes. This expression alludes to the Greek writer Aesop’s famous fable about a fox that cannot reach some grapes on a high vine and announces that they are sour. In English the fable was first recorded in William Caxton’s 1484 translation, “The fox said these raisins be sour.”
noun 1. the acid fruit of any of several African or Australian trees belonging to the genus Adansonia, of the bombax family, as the baobab, A. digitata. noun 1. a large bombacaceous tree, Adansonia gregorii, of N Australia, having gourdlike fruit 2. the acid-tasting fruit of this tree, which has a woody rind and large […]
adjective, sourer, sourest. 1. having an acid taste, resembling that of vinegar, lemon juice, etc.; tart. 2. rendered acid or affected by fermentation; fermented. 3. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, salt, or sweet. 4. characteristic of something fermented: a sour smell. 5. distasteful or disagreeable; unpleasant. 6. […]
noun 1. a native or inhabitant of the south. 2. (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S. noun 1. (sometimes not capital) a native or inhabitant of the south of any specified region, esp the South of England or the Southern states of the US
noun, Astronomy. 1. the constellation Piscis Austrinus.