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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sore

sorer

sorest

  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>

soreness

noun

Examples of sore in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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 in a sentence

  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 for Students

sorer

sorest

  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?>

sorely

adverb <She will be solely missed.>

soreness

noun



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sore

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noun

Definition of sore for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

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sore

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adjective \ˈsō(ə)r, ˈsȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of sore

sorer

;

sorest

  1. :  causing, characterized by, or affected with pain :  painful <sore muscles> <a sore wound>

sorely

adverb

soreness

noun



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sore

noun

Medical Definition of sore

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




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