Variant of sore
- giving physical pain; painful; tender: a sore throat
- feeling physical pain, as from wounds, bruises, etc.: to be sore all over
- filled with sadness, grief, or sorrow; distressed: with a sore heart
- causing sadness, grief, misery, or distress: a sore hardship
- distressingly intense or bitter; extreme: a sore lack
- provocative of irritation or disagreeable feelings: a sore point
- ☆ Informal angry; offended; feeling hurt or resentful
Origin: Middle English sor from Old English sar, akin to German sehr, very, literally , sore from Indo-European base an unverified form sai-, pain, sickness from source Classical Latin saevus, raging, terrible, Old Irish sāeth, illness
- a sore, usually infected spot on the body, as an ulcer, boil, or blister
- a source of pain, irritation, grief, distress, etc.
Origin: OE sar, pain
- soreness noun
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