What is another word for sour grapes?

Pronunciation: [sˈa͡ʊ͡ə ɡɹˈe͡ɪps] (IPA)

Sour grapes is an expression used to describe a situation where someone belittles or dismisses something they want but cannot have. Synonyms for sour grapes include envy, jealousy, resentment, bitterness, and disappointment. These emotions can arise when someone feels deprived of something they desire, whether it be a job promotion, a romantic relationship, or material possessions. People who experience these emotions often project their disappointment or frustration onto the person or thing that eluded them. While these emotions are understandable, it's important to recognize them and work towards overcoming them, rather than allowing them to consume and impact one's behavior in a negative way.

Synonyms for Sour grapes:

What are the hypernyms for Sour grapes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    discontent, rejection, expressions of disappointment, expressions of resentment.

What are the hyponyms for Sour grapes?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Famous quotes with Sour grapes

  • I was probably never going to get to do the kind of things dramatically that I really wanted to do, so I returned to theater from time to time, and to write, and produce. It's by no means sour grapes.
    Larry Hovis
  • Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbridges from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
  • Ask not a man who his father was but make trial of his qualities, and then conciliate or reject him accordingly. For it is no disgrace to new wine, if only it be sweet, as to its taste, that it was the juice [or daughter] of sour grapes.
    Arabic Proverb
  • There is too much sour grapes for my taste in the present American attitude. The time to denounce the bankers was when we were all feeding off their gold plate; not now! At present they have not only my sympathy but my preference. They are the last representatives of our native industries.
    Edith Wharton
  • I suppose that the main benefit of being rich (over just being independent) is to be able to despise rich people (a good concentration of whom you find in glitzy ski resorts) without any sour grapes. It is even sweeter when these farts don't know that you are richer than they are.
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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