sore loser

Definition of sore loser

  1. :  a person who becomes very upset or angry when he or she loses a game, contest, etc.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  causing emotional pain or distress

    :  physically tender (as from overuse or injury) :  feeling or affected by pain :  achy

    :  attended by difficulties, hardship, or exertion

  1. :  a localized sore spot on the body

    :  one (as an ulcer) with the tissues ruptured or abraded and usually with infection

    :  a source of pain or vexation :  affliction

  1. :  sorely

  1. :  a person or thing that loses especially consistently

    :  a person who is incompetent or unable to succeed

    :  something doomed to fail or disappoint

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