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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth;
[syn: sour, sourness, tartness]

2. a sharp sour taste;
[syn: acerbity, tartness]

3. a rough and bitter manner;
[syn: bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tartness \Tart"ness\, n. The quality or state of being tart. [1913 Webster] Syn: Acrimony; sourness; keenness; poignancy; severity; asperity; acerbity; harshness. See Acrimony. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tartness n 1: the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth [syn: sour, sourness, tartness] 2: a sharp sour taste [syn: acerbity, tartness] 3: a rough and bitter manner [syn: bitterness, acrimony, acerbity, jaundice, tartness, thorniness]