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sore

sore

 
 
pronunciation:
sor
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sorer, sorest
definition 1: painful.
She had a sore arm after playing tennis.
synonyms:
painful, raw, tender
similar words:
angry, hurt, sensitive, smarting
definition 2: feeling or suffering physical pain; hurting.
You will be sore after your first time on horseback.
synonyms:
hurt, hurting
similar words:
aching, angry, bruised, smarting
definition 3: causing or likely to cause a person to be embarrassed or annoyed.
Grades are a sore topic with my older brother.
synonyms:
awkward, ticklish
similar words:
delicate, difficult, embarrassing, offensive, sensitive, tender
definition 4: (informal) angry or annoyed.
She was sore at him for not remembering her birthday.
synonyms:
angry, annoyed, mad, offended
similar words:
indignant, upset
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a painful place on the body where the skin is broken; wound.
She had a sore on her leg.
synonyms:
wound
derivation: soreness (n.)
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Are you looking for the word soar (to fly)? Sore and soar sound alike but have different meanings.
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