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sore

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adjective \ˈsȯr\

Simple Definition of sore

  • : feeling or affected by pain

  • : causing emotional pain or distress

  • : angry or upset

Full Definition of sore

sor·ersor·est

  1. 1a :  causing pain or distress <a sore subject>b :  painfully sensitive :  tender <sore muscles>c :  hurt or inflamed so as to be or seem painful <sore runny eyes> <a dog limping on a sore leg>

  2. 2 :  attended by difficulties, hardship, or exertion

  3. 3 :  angry, irked <a sore loser>

sore·ness noun

Examples of sore

  1. a dog limping on a sore leg

  2. The patient has a sore throat.

  3. That's a sore subject to bring up.

  4. The discussion touched on a sore spot.

  5. My neighbor is sore at me.

  6. Are you still sore about what happened last night?



Origin of sore

Middle English sor, from Old English sār; akin to Old High German sēr sore and probably to Old Irish saeth distress


First Known Use: before 12th century


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sore

noun

Simple Definition of sore

  • : a sore or painful spot on the body

Full Definition of sore

  1. 1 :  a localized sore spot on the body; especially :  one (as an ulcer) with the tissues ruptured or abraded and usually with infection

  2. 2 :  a source of pain or vexation :  affliction

Examples of sore

  1. He has a sore on his lip.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sore

before 12th century


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sore

adverb

Definition of sore

  1. :  sorely



Examples of sore

  1. <I was sore afraid we'd never make it home.>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sore

before 12th century



SORE Defined for Kids

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sore

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adjective \ˈsȯr\

Definition of sore

sor·ersor·est

  1. 1 :  very painful or sensitive :  tender <My muscles are sore from exercise.>

  2. 2 :  hurt or red and swollen so as to be or seem painful <a sore throat>

  3. 3 :  causing emotional distress <a sore subject>

  4. 4 :  angry <Are you still sore with me?>

sore·ly adverb <She will be solely missed.>
sore·ness noun



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sore

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noun

Definition of sore

  1. :  a sore or painful spot on the body usually with the skin broken or bruised and often with infection





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