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sore

 (sôr)
adj. sor·er, sor·est
1. Painful to the touch; tender.
2. Feeling physical pain; hurting: sore all over.
3. Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous: in sore need.
4. Causing embarrassment or irritation: a sore subject.
5. Full of distress; sorrowful.
6. Informal Angry; offended.
n.
1. An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
2. A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
tr.v. sored, sor·ing, sores
To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
adv. Archaic
Sorely.

[Middle English, from Old English sār.]

sore′ness n.

sore

(sɔː)
adj
1. (Pathology) (esp of a wound, injury, etc) painfully sensitive; tender
2. causing annoyance: a sore point.
3. resentful; irked: he was sore that nobody believed him.
4. urgent; pressing: in sore need.
5. (postpositive) grieved; distressed
6. causing grief or sorrow
n
7. (Pathology) a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc
8. any cause of distress or vexation
adv
archaic direly; sorely (now only in such phrases as sore pressed, sore afraid)
[Old English sār; related to Old Norse sārr, Old High German sēr, Gothic sair sore, Latin saevus angry]
ˈsoreness n

sore

(sɔr, soʊr)

adj. sor•er, sor•est,
n., adv. adj.
1. physically painful or sensitive, as a wound or diseased part: a sore arm.
2. suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc.
3. suffering mental pain; grieved or distressed: to be sore at heart.
4. causing great mental pain, distress, or sorrow: a sore loss.
5. causing very great misery, hardship, and the like: in sore need.
6. annoyed; irritated; angered.
7. causing annoyance or irritation: a sore subject.
n.
8. a sore spot or place on the body.
9. a source of grief, distress, etc.
adv.
10. Archaic. sorely.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sār (adj.), c. Old Frisian sār, Old Saxon, Old High German sēr, Old Norse sār; akin to Old English, Old Norse sār pain, Gothic sair]
sore′ness, n.

sore

  • angry - Describing a wound or sore that is red and inflamed.
  • merry-gall - A sore produced by chafing.
  • sore - As a noun, it first meant generally "physical pain and suffering."
  • chafe, chaff - To chafe means to rub until sore or worn; to chaff means to tease good-naturedly.

Sord, Sore

 a flight or flock of mallard in the air, 1470. See also safe.
Examples: sord of mallard, 1470; of ducks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sore - an open skin infectionsore - an open skin infection    
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
blain - an inflammatory swelling or sore
chancre - a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
fester, suppurating sore - a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
gall - a skin sore caused by chafing
Adj.1.sore - hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"
2.sore - causing misery or pain or distresssore - causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
3.sore - roused to angersore - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"

sore

adjective
1. painful, smarting, raw, tender, burning, angry, sensitive, irritated, inflamed, chafed, reddened My chest is still sore from the surgery.
2. annoyed, cross, angry, pained, hurt, upset, stung, irritated, grieved, pissed (U.S. slang), pissed (off) (taboo slang), resentful, aggrieved, vexed, irked, peeved (informal) The result of it is that they are all feeling very sore at you.
3. annoying, distressing, troublesome, harrowing, grievous Timing is frequently a sore point.
4. (Literary) urgent, desperate, extreme, dire, pressing, critical, acute The prime minister is in sore need of friends.
noun
1. abscess, boil, ulcer, inflammation, gathering All of us had long sores on our backs.

sore

adjective
1. Marked by, causing, or experiencing physical pain:
2. Informal. Feeling or showing anger:
Translations
غاضِب، مُنْزَعِجقَرْحَةقُرْحَةٌ جِلْدِيَّه، ألَممُؤْلِممُؤْلِم، مُحْزِن
bolákbolavé místobolavýbolestivýrozbolavělý
ømømhedsårirriteret
haavakipeä
bolanrana
fájó
aumurgramursár
さわると痛いところ痛い
상처아픈
apimtas skausmųlabai smarkiainegalintis užmirštiopaskaudėjimas
aizkaitinātsaizvainotsbrūcejēlumsjutīgs
boľačkarozboľavený
boleč
ömsår
เจ็บปวดความเจ็บ
ağrılıyaraağrısı olanağrıyançıban
đauvết thương

sore

[sɔːʳ]
A. ADJ (sorer (compar) (sorest (superl)))
1. (Med) (= aching) [part of body] → dolorido; (= painful) [cut, graze] → doloroso
it's soreme duele
my eyes are sore; I have sore eyesme duelen los ojos
I'm sore all overme duele todo el cuerpo
I have a sore throatme duele la garganta
to be sore at heart (liter) he was sore at heartle dolía el corazón
2. (= angry, upset)
to be sore about sthestar resentido por algo
what are you so sore about?¿por qué estás tan resentido?
to be sore at sbestar enfadado or (LAm) enojado con algn
don't get sore!¡no te vayas a ofender!, ¡no te enojes! (LAm)
it's a sore pointes un tema delicado or espinoso
to be sore with sbestar enfadado or (LAm) enojado con algn
3. (liter) (= very great)
there is a sore need ofhay gran necesidad de ...
it was a sore temptationera una fuerte tentación
B. N (Med) → llaga f, úlcera f
to open up old soresabrir viejas heridas

sore

[ˈsɔːr]
adj
(= painful) → douloureux/euse, sensible
it's sore → ça fait mal
my feet are sore, I've got sore feet → j'ai mal aux pieds
to have a sore throat → avoir mal à la gorge
that's a sore point (fig)c'est un point sensible
(mainly US) (= annoyed) → agacé(e)
to be sore at sb → en vouloir à qn
to be sore about sth → être agacé(e) par qch
nplaie f

sore

adj (+er)
(= hurting)weh, schlimm (inf); (= inflamed)wund, entzündet; to have a sore throatHalsschmerzen haben; my eyes are soremir tun die Augen weh; my wrist feels soremein Handgelenk schmerzt (geh)or tut weh; to have sore musclesMuskelkater haben; to have a sore head (esp US, Scot) → Kopfschmerzen haben; I’ve got sore feet after all that walkingmeine Füße tun nach all dem Wandern weh; I’m sore all overmir tut alles weh; where are you sore?wo tut es (dir/Ihnen) weh?, was tut (dir/Ihnen) weh?; to be sore at heart (liter)betrübt sein (geh); her heart was sore (liter)ihr war weh ums Herz (liter)
(fig) a sore pointein wunder Punkt; a sore subjectein heikles Thema
(esp US inf: = angry, upset) → verärgert, sauer (inf) (→ about sth über etw acc, → at sb über jdn); now don’t get sore at mewerd doch nicht gleich sauer! (inf)
(= great) to be in sore need of somethingetw unbedingt or dringend brauchen; in sore distress (liter)in arger Not (liter)
adv (obs, = greatly) → arg (old), → gar sehr (obs); and when they saw the angel they were sore afraid (Bibl) → und als sie den Engel sahen, fürchteten sie sich sehr
n (Med) → wunde Stelle; (caused by friction) → wunde or wund gescheuerte Stelle; open soreoffene Wunde; to open old sores (fig)alte Wunden öffnen

sore

[sɔːʳ]
1. adj (-r (comp) (-st (superl)))
a. (painful) → dolorante
I feel sore all over → sono tutto indolenzito
sore throat → mal m di gola
my eyes are sore, I have sore eyes → mi fanno male gli occhi
he's like a bear with a sore head (fig) → è molto irascibile
b. (fig) it's a sore pointè un punto delicato
to touch on a sore point → mettere il dito sulla piaga
to feel sore about sth (esp Am) (fam) → essere molto seccato/a per qc
don't get sore! (esp Am) (fam) → non te la prendere!
2. n (Med) → piaga

sore

(soː) adjective
1. painful. My leg is very sore; I have a sore leg.
2. suffering pain. I am still a bit sore after my operation.
3. (American) irritated, annoyed or offended. He is still sore about what happened.
noun
a painful, injured or diseased spot on the skin. His hands were covered with horrible sores.
ˈsorely adverb
badly; acutely.
ˈsoreness noun

sore

قَرْحَة, مُؤْلِم bolavé místo, bolestivý øm, ømhed wund, Wunde ερεθισμένος, πληγή dolorido, llaga haava, kipeä douleur, douloureux bolan, rana dolorante, piaga さわると痛いところ, 痛い 상처, 아픈 pijnlijk, zweer sår obolały, rana dolorido, dorido, ferida болезненный, больное место öm, sår เจ็บปวด, ความเจ็บ ağrılı, yara đau, vết thương 疼痛的, 痛处

sore

n. llaga, úlcera, herida;
v.
to be ___estar adolorido-a;
a. [feeling] adolorido-a, doloroso-a, con dolor;
___ all overmalestar general, dolor en todo el cuerpo;
___ eyesmalestar en los ojos, ojos adoloridos;
___ throatdolor de garganta.

sore

adj dolorido, adolorido (Amer); — throat dolor m de garganta; n llaga, herida, úlcera; pressure — úlcera de decúbito (form), úlcera por presión, llaga debida a permanecer mucho tiempo sentado o encamado sin cambiar de posición
References in classic literature ?
It's so simple you can eat it, and being soft, it will slip down without hurting your sore throat.
I used to wonder, when they came in tired from the fields, their feet numb and their hands cracked and sore, how they could do all the chores so conscientiously: feed and water and bed the horses, milk the cows, and look after the pigs.
Its death will save the creature many a sore back and weary foot
to judge from the gloom and terror in the depth of the poor minister's eyes, the battle was a sore one, and the victory anything but secure.
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
Then he led me into my box, took off the saddle and bridle with his own hands, and tied me up; then he called for a pail of warm water and a sponge, took off his coat, and while the stable-man held the pail, he sponged my sides a good while, so tenderly that I was sure he knew how sore and bruised they were.
In back of the yards the dreary two-story frame houses were scattered farther apart, and there were great spaces bare--that seemingly had been overlooked by the great sore of a city as it spread itself over the surface of the prairie.
Ye are more unwise, said Merlin, for the scabbard is worth ten of the sword, for while ye have the scabbard upon you ye shall never lose no blood, be ye never so sore wounded; therefore, keep well the scabbard always with you.
She is a dear and sweet little lady, and when she goes it will give me a sore heart.
And yet the moment Tom happened to be good to her, and kind-- and this occurred every now and then--all her sore places were healed, and she was happy; happy and proud, for this was her son, her nigger son, lording it among the whites and securely avenging their crimes against her race.
Within five minutes he was dressed and down-stairs, feeling sore and drowsy.
And in this style he talked on for some time very properly, not much attending to any answer, but altogether sufficiently awake to the terror of a bad sore throat; and Emma was quite in charity with him.