Sore meaning

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Painful to the touch; tender.
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Sore is painful or sensitive, whether physically or mentally.

An example of sore used as an adjective is a sore back which means a back that is in pain.

An example of sore used as an adjective is a sore point which means a disagreement that continues to cause distress.

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Feeling physical pain; hurting.

Sore all over.

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(informal) Angry; offended.
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The definition of a sore is a painful spot on the body or something that causes annoyance, irritation or grief.

An example of a sore is an open wound on the leg.

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Causing embarrassment or irritation.

A sore subject.

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Full of distress; sorrowful.
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An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
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A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
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To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
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Sorely.
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Provocative of irritation or disagreeable feelings.

A sore point.

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(informal) Angry; offended; feeling hurt or resentful.
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A sore, usually infected spot on the body, as an ulcer, boil, or blister.
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A source of pain, irritation, grief, distress, etc.
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To inflict soring on (a horse)
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Painful to the touch; tender.
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Feeling physical pain; hurting.

Sore all over.

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An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
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A young buck in its fourth year.
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(archaic) Sorely; greatly.
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A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
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To mutilate the legs or feet of a horse in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
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Her feet were sore from walking so far.

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Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
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(informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.

Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.

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(archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).

They were sore afraid.

The knight was sore wounded.

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They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.

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Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
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A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
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A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
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Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous.

In sore need.

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The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.

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Origin of sore

  • Middle English from Old English sār

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English sor, from Old English sār (noun) 'ache, wound' and sār (adj.) 'painful, grievous', from Proto-Germanic *sairÄ… (noun) (compare Dutch zeer 'sore, ache', Danish sÃ¥r 'wound'), and *sairaz (adj.) 'sore' (compare German sehr 'very'), from pre-Germanic *shâ‚‚ei-ro-, enlargement of Proto-Indo-European *shâ‚‚ei- 'to be fierce, afflict' (compare Hittite sāwar 'anger', Welsh hoed 'pain', Ancient Greek aimōdía 'toothache').

    From Wiktionary