sorehead


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sore·head

 (sôr′hĕd′)
n. Slang
One who is easily offended, annoyed, or angered.

sorehead

(ˈsɔːˌhɛd)
n
informal chiefly US and Canadian a peevish or disgruntled person
ˌsoreˈheadedly adv
ˌsoreˈheadedness n

sore•head

(ˈsɔrˌhɛd, ˈsoʊr-)

n. Informal.
a disgruntled or vindictive person, esp. an unsportsmanlike loser.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorehead - someone who is peevish or disgruntled
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted

sorehead

noun
Slang. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
Translations

sorehead

[ˈsɔːhed] N (US) → persona f resentida

sorehead

n (US inf) → Brummbär m (inf)
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It was crisp enough as blue skies fought to make an appearance from behind grey clouds, though when they did the sunshine filled with dread at the possibility of a sorehead induced slow-down further up the road.
I still smile every time I recall his irreverent reference to the vengeful God of the Old Testament as a "supernatural sorehead.