AskDefine | Define sore

Dictionary Definition

sore adj
1 hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw" [syn: sensitive, tender]
2 causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up" [syn: afflictive, painful]
3 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" [syn: huffy, mad]
4 inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat" [syn: raw] n : an open skin infection

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

sār.

Adjective

  1. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
    Her feet were sore from walking so far.
  2. Feeling animosity towards; annoyed or angered.
    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
  3. Dire; distressing.
    The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.

Translations

causing pain
annoyed
  • German: sauer
dire, distressing

Adverb

  1. Sorely.

Noun

  1. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.

Translations

injured, infected, inflamed, or diseased patch of skin

See also

Indonesian

Noun

sore

Etymology

sol

Noun

  1. sun

Japanese

Prefix

  1. that one

Usage notes

  • The hiragana spelling (それ) is preferred to the kanji spelling (其れ), which is rarely used.

Extensive Definition

Sore may refer to:
  • A mild pain or ache
  • A small ulcer, usually open from skin infection
  • A slang term for angry
  • Sore, Landes, a village in the Landes département of France

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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