an open skin infection
sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)
"the tender spot on his jaw"
afflictive, painful, sore(adj)
causing misery or pain or distress
"it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
huffy, mad, sore(adj)
roused to anger
"stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.
Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
Her feet were sore from walking so far.
The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
Origin: sor, from sār (noun) 'ache, wound' and sār (adj.) 'painful, grievous', from sairan (noun) (compare Dutch zeer 'sore, ache', Danish sår 'wound'), and (adj.) 'sore' (compare German sehr 'very'), from pre-Germanic *sh₂ei-ro-, enlargement of sh₂ei- 'to be fierce, afflict' (compare Hittite sawar 'anger', Welsh hoed 'pain', Ancient Greek ōdía 'toothache').
reddish brown; sorrel
a young hawk or falcon in the first year
a young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck
tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand
fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation
severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity
criminal; wrong; evil
a place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil
fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty
in a sore manner; with pain; grievously
greatly; violently; deeply
Origin: [OE. sor, sar, AS. sr; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. sr, G. sehr very, Icel. srr, Sw. sr, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōr, n. a wounded or diseased spot on an animal body: an ulcer or boil: (B.) grief, affliction.—adj. wounded: tender: susceptible of pain: easily pained or grieved: bringing sorrow or regret: severe, violent, intense: wretched.—adv. painfully: grievously: severely, thoroughly.—n. Sore′head (U.S.), a person discontented with the reward for his political services.—adj. Sore′headed.—adv. Sore′ly, in a sore manner: grievously.—n. Sore′ness. [A.S. sár; Ger. sehr, very, Ice. sárr, sore.]
sōr, n. (Spens.) a hawk of the first year: (Shak.) a buck of the fourth year. [O. Fr. saur, sor, sorrel, reddish.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'sore' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3102
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The numerical value of sore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at you, you will not be harmed unless you have sore places.
She would say, ‘Daddy, tummy’s not sore,’ and she would be able to eat like a champion and begin to gain weight.
I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.
Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility.
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Translations for sore
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- болезнен, отчаян, ранаBulgarian
- adoloritCatalan, Valencian
- händeringend, wund, entzündet, empfindlich, weh, schlimm, verzweifeltGerman
- βασανιστικός, έλκος, επώδυνος, πληγή, πονεμένοςGreek
- llaga, doloridoSpanish
- kipeä, ruhje, haava, arka, tulehdusFinnish
- pénible, désespérant, plaie, douloureuxFrench
- goirt, creuchd, putharScottish Gaelic
- dolorante, ferita, piaga, doloroso, infiammato, ulceraItalian
- მტკივანი, წყლული, ჩირქიGeorgian
- өвдөж байгааMongolian
- wanhopig, pijnlijk, wonde, erbarmelijkDutch
- łóódNavajo, Navaho
- chaga, dolorosoPortuguese
- язва, болячка, больной, болезненный, отчаянный, ранаRussian
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