Synonym of sour

Alternative for sour

sours, soured, souring, sourer, sourest

Synonym: bitter, disagreeable, peevish, rancid, unpleasant,

Antonym: sweet,

Adjective

Having an acid taste like lemon or vinegar
acid acidic sharp tart acidulated vinegary acetic bitter pungent acerb acidulous acidy acrid biting stinging acerbic burning smarting sourish tartish acetose acetous astringent briny caustic dry green keen piquant salty soured tangy with a kick harsh strong unsweetened zesty zingy unpleasant sharp-tasting distasteful vinegarish hot aromatic spicy stinking overpowering peppery suffocating nippy fiery powerful pervasive stifling spiced poignant rich amaroidal irritating offensive sickly nauseating nauseous seasoned cloying penetrating fetid mephitic foetid lemony citrus stiff absinthian absinthal rough effluvial rotten odorous active strong-smelling austere unsavory unpalatable unsavoury yukky yucky sharp-flavoured tasty fresh zippy flavorful sweet appetizing flavoursome flavorsome appetising highly seasoned heady flowery fragrant savoury pert savory industrial-strength odoriferous effluvious snappy nosey racy whiffy highly flavoured cutting scathing sarcastic trenchant vitriolic mordant sardonic mordacious corrosive acrimonious severe incisive virulent barbed venomous vicious critical cruel satirical nasty hurtful snarky scalding devastating searing satiric piercing spiteful wounding smart-aleck smart-alecky smart-mouthed unkind withering savage malicious catty waspish pointed fierce scornful hostile blistering abrasive rude derisive poisonous ferocious sarky belittling brutal brusque unfriendly razor-edged rancorous polemic abusive callous scorching unsparing hard hateful stern contemptuous violent vindictive mean curt truculent crisp foul pitiless aggressive polemical extremely critical derogatory disparaging merciless heartless vengeful sulphurous sulfurous snide ungracious mocking argumentative acute malignant short malevolent gruff rapier-like inconsiderate grim stringent slashing pithy churlish not sweet reeking controversial cynical vehement contentious snarling coruscating derisory ironic disputatious corroding jeering telling bad-tempered ill-tempered overwhelming camphoraceous perfumed scented snappish snippy testy disapproving strict exacting ill-natured unblunted evil-intentioned rigid rigorous tough sharp-worded angry thoughtless double-edged splenetic malign baleful pernicious bilious provocative salt exciting forceful witty stimulating maleficent malefic grating highly effective unrelenting edged taunting tonic unfeeling annoying implacable resentful unforgiving sadistic insensitive galling noisome ruthless wanton unsympathetic comfortless unmerciful cold-blooded spiky revengeful musky obloquious insulting hard to take seeking revenge rubbing the wrong way insolent degrading berating scurrilous pejorative reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory uncomplimentary defamatory disdainful unmannerly uncivil vituperative vituperatory calumniating impolite discourteous vulgar abrupt contumelious surly blunt bad-mannered disrespectful ill-mannered offhand cold squint-eyed

Adjective

Feeling or expressing resentment, disappointment, or anger
bitter disagreeable embittered crabbed peevish irritable resentful churlish crabby fractious irascible spiteful waspish cantankerous cross crotchety curmudgeonly fretful pettish petulant complaining grouchy grumpy huffy moody querulous scratchy snappish sulky sullen surly testy tetchy touchy acrimonious bilious chippy choleric cranky crusty cynical discontented dyspeptic grudging liverish snappy splenetic tart bad eggy jaundiced narky peckish ratty shirty sorehead soreheaded stroppy uncongenial whingeing whingy wicked miffy snaky ungenerous waxy hostile unfriendly unhappy bad-tempered on edge ill-humored ill-humoured ill-natured ill-tempered sharp-tongued angry morose prickly impatient short-tempered glum dour peppery perverse miserable ornery quick-tempered gruff bearish fiery unsociable in a bad mood out of sorts edgy gloomy acid snippy glowering captious rancorous mardy curt like a bear with a sore head uptight stuffy saturnine indignant difficult mumpish pouting disgruntled brusque pouty piqued dissatisfied snarky bloody-minded grumbling mean snippety acrid annoyed shrewish raspy hot-tempered scowling obstinate mopey rude displeased malignant exasperated sore critical malicious ungracious vitriolic hateful humourless aggrieved venomous nasty offended irked uncivil humorless out of humour out of temper frowning malevolent furious unresponsive uncommunicative harsh irritated on a short fuse blunt peeved joyless as cross as two sticks short-fused grim whining huffish brooding truculent vindictive malign vexed quarrelsome vicious tough uncooperative trying fussy filthy sharp awkward dismal wrathful taciturn fault-finding thin-skinned unmannerly irate in a mood cross-grained wounded sourpussed belligerent miffed antagonistic hurt impolite sulking aggressive moping short unsmiling temperamental scrappy volatile carping whiny snarling tooshie sensitive boorish argumentative pertinacious waspy grousing put out out of humor caviling cavilling contrary fed up ugly cussed sombre somber lugubrious abrupt discourteous moaning cheerless begrudging incensed aggravated mopish outraged uncharitable combative inhospitable bellicose confrontational pugnacious inconsiderate enraged mad dark galled provoked hard catty unsympathetic tense insulted unpleasant unkind abusive foul misanthropic crybaby hurtful militant narked atrabilious rotten arsey salty oversensitive fierce viperous poisonous feisty growling passionate fretting childish chuffy vinegary grumbly negative hypercritical disputatious in a huff mean-spirited obstreperous hot under the collar ill-disposed at daggers drawn in high dudgeon hard to please having got out of bed on the wrong side nasty-tempered hard-nosed evil-minded with a chip on your shoulder out-of-sorts having got out of bed the wrong side quibbling unamused melancholic mournful melancholy doleful no-nonsense laconic rough bluff obnoxious Eeyorish envenomed disrespectful offhand vinegarish wretched cruel vile sarcastic aloof unhelpful dreary unceremonious snarly zowerswopped spunky acerbic acute menacing wounding withdrawn depressed grum perversely irritable off offish threatening with a long face ill-mannered plaintive murmuring bristly boisterous crude mirthless censorious sharp-tempered hotheaded ireful contentious sober pessimistic evil maleficent baleful iracund iracundulous down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop griping hasty louring malefic emotional bemoaning whimpering wailing crying deploring lamenting black disillusioned disaffected foul-tempered hot-blooded easily offended evil-intentioned hate-filled malcontent unforgiving alienated soured revengeful excitable dejected agitable broody reluctant blue neurotic kittle mopy skittish estranged huffy irascible wroth snuffy unwilling butthurt unenthusiastic half-hearted hesitant ignoble contemptible full of hate nursing a grudge high-strung livid easily frightened easily upset easily agitated hot-headed envious forced jealous disinclined infuriated upset choked frustrated fuming troubled affronted antagonized loath rankled roiled maddened perturbed ticked disgusted agitated riled angered bothered ruffled seething ropeable apoplectic vehement sardonic irreconcilable caustic slighted boiling steaming ballistic nettled rabid dishonored dirty humiliated unglued chafed hard done by worked up umbrageous dishonoured up in arms steamed up beside oneself foaming at the mouth hacked off gnashing one's teeth ticked off antagonised hopping mad in a frenzy in a lather bent out of shape teed off cheesed off browned off with chip on shoulder grudge-bearing demanding stubborn uncompromising on the warpath fit to be tied disobliging hardheaded overbearing importunate strong-minded pitiless strict single-minded set in one's ways intractable unrelenting rigid hard-line inflexible finical obdurate tiresome unpredictable pigheaded hard to handle unmanageable invidious bull-headed steadfast choosy fiendish refractory uppity troublesome unreasonable headstrong unamenable resolute immovable disputative oafish tyrannical unaccommodating picky thrawn stiff froward opinionated stiff-necked delicate dogmatic intransigent oppressive hard to satisfy irritating indomitable unflinching contrarious overcritical wrong-headed inexorable unyielding opinionative unbending obstructive recalcitrant perfectionist balky particular fastidious over-particular finicky dictatorial bolshie nervous anxious jumpy uneasy twitchy restless restive highly strung nervy worried fidgety jittery hypersensitive unquiet ticklish wired ill at ease overwrought overstrung apprehensive defiant warlike agonistic discordant insecure assaultive antsy stressed violent keyed up unsettled litigious hysterical faultfinding disapproving gladiatorial dithery queazy impulsive queasy wild het up unstable melodramatic brawly explosive mercurial stressy uncomfortable hung up toey distressed disturbed bellyaching contumacious fearful factious unruly warring nagging tempestuous wrangling adrenalized battling fighting vex overemotional impassioned bickering inflammable excited hoha afraid impetuous criticizing brittle shaky strung out hinky goosey atwitter aflutter brawling strung up wound up not best pleased wilful willful criticising ready for a fight shaken raving a bundle of nerves like a cat on a hot tin roof in bad mood prima donna-ish destructive loudmouthed inimical adversarial whingey offensive mighty antipathetic responsive distraught objecting brief scornful bad-humored protesting quick uncontrollable tempersome wrought up forceful indocile uncompliant like a bear stewed apt to fly off the handle repining weeping dissenting mourning accusing bewailing regretting charging perturbable dicey hazardous unsafe terse wreck rattled unlikable grizzly naysaying eristic wired up timorous snide scolding unindulgent spooked timid bundle of nerves got up on wrong side of bed backbiting cattish defensive panicky weak reactive prim stilted flustered febrile paranoid vixenish steamed loutish concerned taut scared crook having short fuse hot under collar conservative disappointed discontent intense stormy aerated rebellious angerful ranting psyched up frenzied in a temper cold convulsed ferocious strained frightened crabbing uncontent kicking ungratified peed off malcontented kvetching vulgar uncouth discomposed dramatic on tenterhooks pushy biffo aggers over-emotional frantic steamed-up hottempered inflamed have a bone to pick having a chip on one's shoulder self-assertive ready to fight itching to fight alarmed hyper-sensitive self-conscious fraught unrestful embarrassed discomfited on pins and needles out of joint bad tempered in a paddy ungallant ungentlemanly ill-bred easily hurt easily affected in a bate annoying exasperating dismayed harassed tormented anguished perplexed wrung all shook up disquieted suspicious in turmoil palpitant all nerves like a fish out of water on the qui vive wriggly squirmy like a cat on hot bricks classless unchivalrous cloddish clownish controversial polemical polemic dissentious wiggly ructious arguesome ignorant turbulent war pesky vexing clodhopping polite bad-mannered miserly unpolished rustic lowbred uncivilised uncultured crass uncivilized base unneighborly coarse vexatious renitent pervicacious all wound up cramped complex bulky discommodious incommodious disparaging deprecating difficult to handle pedantic niggling pettifogging nit-picking have chip on shoulder hair-splitting nitpicking judgemental judgmental rejective pernickety pass-remarkable severe nitpicky thorny exceptive exacting unjust unfair hairsplitting very critical petty trivial cavillous tricky

Adjective

Made rancid by fermentation, etc.
rancid turned curdled fermented bad off foetid fetid high old rank tainted clabbered foul overripe unsavory unsavoury unwholesome musty gone off gone bad stale putrid rotten smelly spoiled malodorous reeking stinking spoilt noisome decomposed decayed stenchy moldy mouldy reeky rotted mephitic foul-smelling decomposing noxious fusty putrescent nauseating decaying whiffy funky putrefied rotting strong-smelling stinky offensive nasty strong soured pungent polluted disgusting olid evil-smelling addled moldering contaminated mouldering feculent gamy miasmal miasmic festy frowzy frowsy frowsty humming ruined carious revolting pongy stenchful ripe repulsive festering corrupted unfresh spoiling putrefying infected unpleasant corrupt poisonous wormy worm-eaten disagreeable niffy maggoty dirty flyblown gross loathsome filthy acrid unfit for human consumption vile nidorous graveolent impure inedible ill-smelling dank putrefactive obnoxious sickening flat disintegrating crumbling tasteless insipid perishing pestilential niffing odoriferous skunky harsh acid acidic bitter odiferous stagnant lousy infested stinking to high heaven moldered icky degenerated yecchy gangrenous putrefacient grody mouldered wasted injured damaged harmed marred unhealthy weak parched zestless faded dried watery putrified mildewy diseased perished defiled corroding caried dirtied pustular purulent faecal sullied beastly smelling fecal unclean soiled bad-smelling insalubrious unhygienic germy scungy septic unhealthful unsanitary disease-ridden germ-ridden gamey baneful smutty mildewed blighted miasmatic evil- baleful corroded unsound mucid neglected disused carrion wasting away withered riddled strong-tasting going off going bad strong-flavored strong-flavoured deleterious scummy toxic insanitary hard dry sordid hardened squalid stained tarnished grimy skanky muddy harmful messy dusty sloppy unfiltered adulterated dried out past its sell-by date past its best

Adjective

Displeasing to one's senses
nasty unpleasant distasteful disagreeable unpalatable yucky icky bad bitter displeasing harsh rotten uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavoury unsavory unwelcome wicked yukky disgusting revolting nauseating horrible sickening offensive unappetizing foul vile repugnant horrid rancid objectionable repellent uninviting awful repulsive gross dreadful obnoxious off-putting yucko dirty odious loathsome abominable lousy frightful beastly uneatable inedible noxious putrid sick-making indigestible filthy hideous unattractive grotty gruesome cruddy ghastly noisome skanky stinking unappealing shocking mucky stinky funky deplorable annoying distressing upsetting poisonous nauseous horrendous appalling terrible malodorous squalid atrocious smelly rank acrid fetid grubby polluted mephitic diabolical ugly pongy whiffy niffy smudged bedraggled stained unsportsmanlike besmirched black repellant fulsome dingy wretched draggled befouled sneaking smutty despicable contemptible sorry unfair grimy pitiful blackened grungy scandalous obscene miasmal ratty sullied loathly abhorrent scabby muddy cheap begrimed scummy scurvy sordid illegal evil bemired dusty unclean uncleanly soiled paltry mean lame pitiable disgustful festy olid foetid hellish poison bum ungodly unholy on the nose God-awful dislikable undesirable detestable foul-tasting brackish tasteless inhospitable regrettable savorless lamentable hateful stale unwholesome unconsumable contaminated turned tainted spoiled foul-smelling evil-smelling spoilt unfit for human consumption not fit to eat unsympathetic discordant flavourless bland insipid weak flat unpleasant-tasting off crummy untempting woeful pain drag unhappy bothersome flavorless dreary dismal joyless unwelcoming comfortless grim depressing cheerless tough as old boots messy not pleasant bleak grody unenticing raunchy yecchy sleazy creepy scuzzy vulgar unpopular unlucky undesired disappointing unfortunate rejected unwanted blameworthy unacceptable excluded uninvited reprehensible unsought exceptionable inadmissible ill-favoured unwished for unwished-for not wanted ill-advised too bad ill-favored bogging execrable grisly heinous gut-churning monstrous vomitous intolerable unspeakable vomit-inducing stomach-turning stomach-churning rebarbative insufferable sick hellacious horrifying macabre beyond the pale horrific base fearful dire from hell invidious outrageous very unpleasant nightmarish dislikeable lurid terrific nightmare cringe-making terrifying emetic grewsome egregious damnable spine-chilling godawful pestiferous unbearable ornery brutal savage vicious low fiendish nefarious bloody villainous murderous dark low-down shameful unforgivable harrowing reeking infamous forbidding grievous poor unsightly flagitious abysmal hateable immoral worthless biting embarrassing cutting rubbish pesky off-color bloodthirsty violent gut-wrenching sickly catty blood-and-guts sanguinary blood-and-thunder shameless chunderous hated reviled discouraging harmful diseased insupportable eerie sanguine very disgusting offending opprobrious disconcerting repelling scabrous unpardonable inexcusable hurtful deleterious unhealthy pernicious injurious mischievous tremendous abusive impertinent insolent irritating discourteous frightening morbid woozy rocky censurable blood-stained baneful pestilential weird daunting fierce gory unlikable galling dismaying reeky serious alarming accursed uncool shuddersome resentful blasted cursed cussed confounded spine-tingling pill heel strong high musty stenchy fusty deadly insalutary dangerous squicky cloying surfeiting sleazeball disgraceful godforsaken gnarly frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty corrupt perverted excruciating pigpen ripe sinful depraved degenerate cruel barbaric debased iniquitous uncanny ghostly dim faint mortuary haggard wraithlike supernatural deathlike corpselike unnatural unearthly anemic ghoulish sepulchral funereal anaemic shabby dishonourable dissolute diabolic miserable reprobate humiliating debauched ruthless degrading abject ignoble coarse devilish contradictory inconsistent hostile opposed incompatible adverse barbarous inhuman snide unrighteous ignominious currish dishonorable unlawful wrong unethical low-minded inimical averse antipathetic antagonistic impure infernal brutish unfriendly extrinsic counter against extraneous unconformable different opposite revulsive unfitted alien foreign degraded abandoned merciless black-hearted flagrant in opposition mediocre substandard disastrous inferior inhumane heartless butcherly brute truculent sadistic wanton unsatisfactory trashy cut-rate garbage wanting low-grade third-rate under par low-quality pathetic less-than-stellar punk poor-quality second-class below par sub-par laughable deficient second-rate two-bit rubbishy sad cacodemonic facinorous desperate hairy

Adjective

Of a poor or substandard level or quality
bad wretched wrong lousy unacceptable crummy deficient dissatisfactory lame suboptimal subpar unsatisfactory wack wanting crumby off substandard paltry poor punk bush ill inferior bush-league below par inadequate mediocre from hunger rotten faulty defective insufficient useless junky cheap no good terrible shoddy imperfect unworthy disappointing duff nasty unsuitable weak pathetic displeasing second-rate rubbish offensive distressing damaged low-grade not up to scratch not up to par awful miserable abysmal atrocious appalling deplorable disagreeable incompetent crude execrable trifling piddling frightful horrible dreadful bum dismal sad negligible trashy rubbishy schlocky unsatisfying shabby ropy pants unimpressive trivial minimal worthless insignificant for the birds second rate below standard not much cop minor-league minor league tenth-rate small potatoes not satisfying jerry-built a load of pants poor-quality unsound base junk lemon subnormal amateurish unskilful inexpert low-quality below average not up to snuff dissatisfying lacking insufferable impermissible intolerable inadmissible inappropriate undesirable slovenly amiss disquieting regrettable thin disturbing disconcerting low-rent poxy desperate unspeakable two-bit very bad schlock dime-a-dozen cheesy gimcrack cut-rate cheapjack coarse bargain-basement careless common sucky sleazy piss-poor trumpery hopeless no great shakes not good enough leaving a lot to be desired tinhorn bodger stupid unwelcome el cheapo harmful outrageous strictly for the birds of a sort abject tinny unpleasant uncomfortable lamentable pitiful dire hateful diabolical grotty tatty tacky poorly direful egregious contemptible off-color sub-par weak sauce third-rate under par sorry tawdry second-class laughable middling average flawed woeful pitiable ordinary chronic indifferent cruddy disgraceful low abominable dodgy not up to much leaving much to be desired God-awful hack poorer mean déclassé good-for-nothing meagre meager unexceptional pedestrian pits disastrous impaired low-end the pits downmarket grubby shocking cheap and nasty feeble inept cheapo ratty horrendous valueless grim twopenny-halfpenny less-than-stellar shameful half-pie limited horrid incomplete gross damnable not up to standard garbage stinking unfinished run-down godawful loathsome vile dirty ineffectual dud naff cheapie repulsive broken restricted Brummagem sick failing dilapidated ineffective hideous distasteful sketchy tattered objectionable worse hellacious seedy calamitous odious scant a dime a dozen beastly injured poor quality of poor quality of low quality out of order negligent cheap-jack unfortunate meretricious grievous rough inefficient revolting detestable kitsch scroungy commonplace repellant repellent dubious questionable unfit pinchbeck brassy sordid obnoxious fair impotent second class repugnant patchy less than ideal unsaleable scandalous sickening rancid short end-of-the-pier scarce scummy scurvy scabby entry-level inconsiderable little shy reject malfunctioning insubstantial inoperative warped rinky-dink dime-store ghastly slipshod needing scratched torn cracked deformed bottom-rung unequal scanty dingy run down blemished not working broken-down reprehensible not acceptable marred undistinguished uninspired not functioning two a penny bereft half-baked down at heel scurrilous indefensible stinky irremediable scruffy downer bummer grungy found wanting out of sorts off-colour crook off colour not ideal less than satisfactory less than optimal unideal doubtful reduced catastrophic ropey bungling throwaway tinpot second-best incapable twopenny brummagem puny sparing inappreciable iffy tricky jerrybuilt poopy low quality unproficient excruciating unhappy disgusting nauseating foul abhorrent evil noisome fulsome noxious obscene ugly nauseous lesser underwhelming unqualified not cutting it hellish rebarbative disgustful loathly under-strength heartbreaking melancholy sneaking despicable yucky powerless inapt anticlimactic blah so-so flimsy shlocky unsightly godforsaken shlock gruesome second best too little of little value of negligible value unfitted unfulfilling plastic pretentious gaudy inglorious makeshift low-down raunchy icky diddly grody bad news fallacious not good erroneous not the best not okay not oneself off-form under the weather bathetic uninteresting blameworthy overwhelming unbearable mournful dishonourable dishonorable horrifying dolorous afflictive opprobrious run-of-the-mine passable medium run-of-the-mill run-of-mine of no financial value disillusioning not much chop unstable outclassed invalid sickly bog-standard uninspiring weakly scrappy squalid minor non-functioning would fetch nothing of no value unseemly skimpy exiguous not all it's cracked up to be falling short buckled unsellable unassembled rare undersupplied infrequent underprovided insupportable exceptionable improper slummy knackered buggy fair to middling sparse slender partial insalubrious unreasonable gone wrong in disrepair unhealthy on the bum abnormal seconds on the blink unreliable immature outta gas third string not enough second string second fiddle not make it not cut out for condemnable out inacceptable unappealing uninviting undeveloped inexact rudimentary ailing vicious faultful bottom-of-barrel disfigured minus fallible mangy craptacular in poor condition few bugs not on not cricket beyond the pale won't do over the fence not quite the done thing scuzzy in a state of disrepair ramshackle scrubby bedraggled decrepit untidy threadbare rickety worn-out unkempt menial neglected dumpy bombed-out tumbledown rundown moth-eaten beat-up dog-eared tatterdemalion down-at-the-heels down-at-heel timeworn absent missing unrefined unpolished omitted empty gone unfulfilled less devoid cooked away needed destitute bankrupt deprived burned out in default cut off out of gas not up to expectations too little too late

Adjective

Not friendly
unfriendly hostile antagonistic cold disagreeable chilly surly aloof distant inimical unsympathetic cool frosty inhospitable misanthropic uncongenial unsociable aggressive antisocial frigid ill-natured unamicable unneighbourly unpleasant unaffable unkind unsocial unwelcoming quarrelsome reserved stand-offish unapproachable withdrawn disdainful haughty impersonal indifferent nasty severe stern stiff supercilious uncommunicative unforthcoming adversarial adversary antipathetic antiseptic arctic brittle chill clammy cold-blooded cold-eyed coldish discourteous frozen gelid glacial hard-eyed icy impolite jaundiced menacing mortal negative obnoxious rude uncivil uncordial ungracious unmannerly wintery wintry cross ill-disposed Olympian starchy acrimonious against censorious combative competitive conflicting contrary disaffected estranged grouchy grudging gruff hateful malicious malignant opposed opposite spiteful uncharitable unneighborly unpromising vengeful warlike not on speaking terms malevolent bellicose pugnacious militant rancorous vicious wrathful bitter confrontational truculent belligerent angry disapproving alien virulent venomous adverse unreceptive biting intimidating maleficent unpropitious vitriolic mean malefic argumentative viperous ornery dour scrappy catty foul remote standoffish detached unresponsive offish unbending asocial formal unclubbable standoff unemotional dry forbidding solitary reticent buttoned-up undemonstrative austere dispassionate unfeeling reclusive unenthusiastic emotionless taciturn unconcerned passionless stony opposing restrained introverted lukewarm wooden averse uninterested anti retiring guarded secretive incurious hard apathetic offhand uncompanionable uppity silent cold-hearted stuffy shy quiet private down on unamiable unloving unfavourable uninvolved off unfavorable introvert close diffident eremitic self-contained constrained annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious insolent agin conventional laconic snobbish media-shy closemouthed cold as ice close-mouthed tight-lipped at odds retired set against dead set against off-putting cynical uncooperative steely repellent fierce abstracted phlegmatic affectless suspicious preoccupied inapproachable distrustful proud inaccessible snooty impassive disobliging ungregarious incompatible short demure uptight hesitant ceremonious laid back self-restrained allergic cautious stuck-up stuck up rigid resistant prim inflexible putting on airs backward dumb muted reluctant strait-laced keeping people at arm's length eremetic stilted at variance oppugnant at odds with dissenting from in disagreement with at variance with on the warpath unsavoury harsh objectionable unattractive ungenial malign avoidant ungenerous unlikeable tough grim half-hearted tepid introspective discouraging stolid xenophobic unhappy depressing unmoved unaffectionate contained contemptuous withering seclusive iced abhorrent heartless bad-tempered mopey mopish unenthused brusque flinty sober cheerless superior unsmiling passive nongregarious brooding scowling spiritless ill-tempered unsavory callous hardhearted stoic numb stoical impassible lifeless stony-hearted casual removed disinterested alienated insensitive lofty cold-shoulder discreet laid-back contentious ascetic hermitlike oppositional independent hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice adversative accusatorial isolated cold fish lone wolf insular loveless hermitic hermit-like hermitical acting in opposition unrevealing unwilling to mix with other people pompous ungainly sceptical unaccommodating non-communicative self-sufficient all alone staid exact precise mute unhelpful correct proper untalkative tongue-tied unconversational secret mum loath unwilling disinclined inhumane pessimistic affected starched uncompromising unamenable obstructive speechless tight-mouthed wordless curt dark clamlike seemly official serious mumchance unreasonable difficult unobliging selfish hating egoistic sarcastic sardonic egotistical narrow-minded misanthropical polite evasive mom hush-hush modest indisposed straight arrow by the numbers stiff-necked at a loss for words businesslike skeptical inhibited timid shrinking self-effacing on the QT dried up buttoned up clammed up unyielding uneager perverse fromward afraid disliking unsentimental mild soft-spoken peaceful sedate composed placid bashful gentle serene noncommittal collected insociable arrogant neutral matter-of-fact self-controlled hostile to antagonistic to resistant to antipathetic to ill-disposed to opposed to cussed incongruous clashing bureaucratic clinical inhuman mean-looking having no use for unfavourably disposed to put on airs bloody-minded discordant featureless uncolored strictly business straight impartial depersonalised faceless candid cold turkey unpassioned colorless careful soulless depersonalized gray colourless grey equal measured nondiscriminatory abstract anonymous poker-faced monolithic antithetical different dissimilar disparate variant polar inconsistent inharmonious contradictory dissonant irreconcilable discrepant mutually exclusive irresoluble poles apart diametrically opposed

Adjective

Relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance
dour forbidding grim stern unfriendly morose severe dismal gloomy gruff sullen austere dreary surly unsmiling frowning poker-faced uncommunicative fierce flinty grave intimidating louring lowering mean-looking rough rugged serious sober solemn somber sombre stark steely ungentle disapproving stony unsympathetic bleak crabbed dejected glum hard hard-faced harsh melancholic saturnine stringent sulky ugly humourless humorless moody no-nonsense brooding ferocious scowling threatening glowering dry grumpy menacing bitter angry cantankerous intense staid sedate mournful straight boring tedious fiery inhospitable cheerless crabby dark hostile weighty unamusing uncomic earnest dull boot-faced serious-minded heavy-going foreboding ominous temperamental aggravated aggressive aggrieved indignant enraged frightening uninviting distant unapproachable formidable aloof strict churlish fell stiff sinister savage cross resolute gray splenetic grouchy vicious grey truculent crusty bad-tempered implacable ill-tempered cast-iron mortified furious critical cold unappeasable mean joyless frigid icy frosty strait-laced grim-faced overbearing unfeeling unpleasant wicked tight-lipped miserable desolate depressing funereal comfortless unhappy forlorn wretched depressive doleful depressed dire dolorous melancholy godforsaken despondent morbid drear sad disconsolate darkening plutonian lugubrious black chill murky tenebrous tenebrific sepulchral lonely lonesome elegiacal blue dreich sunless elegiac cloudy downcast moping down pessimistic taciturn Cimmerian troubled low-spirited in low spirits down in the dumps in a blue funk having blue devils down in the mouth singing the blues having the blahs

Adjective

Gloomy and quiet, usually because of a disappointment
glum gloomy dejected downcast downhearted miserable melancholy doleful down crestfallen depressed morose despondent disconsolate sad dispirited low low-spirited unhappy blue cast down disappointed discouraged disheartened dismal forlorn mournful woebegone wretched demoralised demoralized desolate heavy-hearted saturnine chapfallen crabbed long-faced lugubrious moody sepulchral bad brokenhearted churlish dour droopy grumpy hangdog heartbroken heartsick heartsore heavyhearted inconsolable joyless melancholic mirthless pessimistic saddened sorrowful sorry sulky sullen surly woeful adust chap-fallen dolorous fed up huffy ill-humored ill-humoured in low spirits brassed off cheesed off in the doldrums negative down in the mouth bummed out down in the dumps pathetic distressed pitiful pitiable abject poor worthless cheerless sorrowing mourning anguished grieving rueful piteous somber devastated despairing sombre hopeless spiritless solemn comfortless lonely lonesome depressive choked drear elegiacal bleak dreary heartbreaking heartrending gutted calamitous downtrodden helpless bummed afflicted hurting tragic hapless powerless grief-stricken down-and-out broken-hearted cut up in the pits lamentable distressing plaintive tearful grievous harrowing heart-rending regretful weeping agonized upset bitter dolesome plangent in pain agonised crushed suffering dragged wailing painful bewailing bemoaning moving deplorable aching unfortunate grim oppressed troubled funeral deploring distressful affecting depressing distraught tormented defeatist sick as a parrot touching agonizing saddening poignant funereal upsetting agonising disturbing lachrymose down and out in the dumps destroyed shot down stirring in despair dire gut-wrenching tortured tear-jerking bleeding all torn up anxious out of sorts weighed down unlucky desperate regrettable lamenting wistful pained angst-ridden dismayed pensive awful black ruthful ripped traumatic dolent cast-down heavy weary ill-fated dreadful ill-starred base catastrophic paltry mean terrible in a blue funk as sick as a parrot to be pitied disastrous singing the blues grieved wounded unconsolable devastating bereaved fatal traumatized dull shocking resigned teary daunted ruinous discouraging elegiac mopey crummy sick at heart nostalgic traumatised dispiriting heavy with grief disquieting destructive downbeat sunk sunk in gloom torn up taken down shamefaced defeated scurvy vile commiserable broken agitated compassionate commiserative arousing shabby cataclysmic uncomfortable abashed overwhelmed beggarly perturbed harrowed disheartening disappointing sheepish suicidal shaken mortifying bothered appalling overcome discombobulated harassed concerned wrecked meagre meager dark crushing unpleasant spooked bugged shook racked tender derisible dysphoric vexatious weepy adverse uptight mopish broody sapped overcome with sorrow down-in-the-mouth cynical jumpy antsy unglued fateful shattered bereft bummed-out strung out shook up sorry 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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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Not ripe
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Without regret or guilt
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