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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenderness, soreness, rawnessnoun

    a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)

    "the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness"; "after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on"

  2. discomfort, soreness, irritationnoun

    an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress


  1. sorenessnoun

    The property of being sore, painfulness.

    The salve made the soreness go away, but with the aches gone I suddenly noticed my other pains.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sorenessnoun

    Tenderness of a hurt.

    Etymology: from sore.

    He that, whilst the soreness of his late pangs of conscience remains, finds himself a little indisposed for sin, presently concludes repentance hath had its perfect work. Decay of Piety.

    My foot began to swell, and the pain asswaged, though it left such a soreness, that I could hardly suffer the cloaths of my bed. William Temple.


  1. soreness

    Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage." In medical diagnosis, pain is regarded as a symptom of an underlying condition. Pain motivates the individual to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Most pain resolves once the noxious stimulus is removed and the body has healed, but it may persist despite removal of the stimulus and apparent healing of the body. Sometimes pain arises in the absence of any detectable stimulus, damage or disease.Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in most developed countries. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Simple pain medications are useful in 20% to 70% of cases. Psychological factors such as social support, cognitive behavioral therapy, excitement, or distraction can affect pain's intensity or unpleasantness.In some debates regarding physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia, pain has been used as an argument to permit people who are terminally ill to end their lives.


  1. soreness

    Soreness is a state or condition characterized by pain, discomfort, or tenderness in a particular part of the body, often as a result of physical exertion, injury, or illness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorenessnoun

    the quality or state of being sore; tenderness; painfull; as, the soreness of a wound; the soreness of an affliction

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soreness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soreness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of soreness in a Sentence

  1. Bud Black:

    He threw a very powerful side session a couple days ago and didn’t feel anything, but yet he also said he felt a little soreness in the top of his forearm, it might have had a little something to do with that long first inning.

  2. Stephen Curry:

    From what I’m told, just in terms of ligaments around the injury and the bone that’s underneath there, you want to not rush the beginning phases of healing because that’s when you get the most progress, then, when you do put the shoe back on and get back on the court and get reps, you’re not dealing with crazy soreness or anything.

  3. David Geier:

    Often, if they had taken steps when they started having soreness along the patella tendon or Achilles tendon, such as taking a few days off or seeing a doctor or physical therapist, they could have limited the issue before became a much larger and more challenging problem.

  4. Tommaso Addona:

    We do discuss complications. Those range from scarring around the implant, sometimes soreness and discomfort from the implant ... to in the last seven years, probably a bit more, we've become more acutely aware of a specific type of lymphoma that is associated with breast implants, what the general public should appreciate is, as doctors and clinicians, we always want what's best and safest for our patients. We're constantly not only educating ourselves but educating our patients.

  5. Mark Kelly:

    I’m kind of surprised how I do feel different physically than the last time, with regards to muscle soreness and joint pain. That was something that was kind of unexpected.

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