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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The numerical value of sore in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of sore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.
I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
There's no cartilage, i'm bone-on-bone. It is constantly inflamed and very sore.
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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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