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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: physically painful, as a wound or bruise.
synonyms:
painful, raw, tender
similar words:
angry, hurt, sensitive, smarting
definition 2: feeling or suffering physical pain; hurting.
synonyms:
hurt, hurting
similar words:
aching, angry, bruised, pained, smarting
definition 3: causing considerable misery or distress.
in sore poverty
synonyms:
agonizing, distressing, grievous
similar words:
acute, desperate, difficult, dire, hard, heavy, intolerable, miserable, oppressive, severe
definition 4: causing or likely to cause embarrassment, annoyance, or offense.
a sore topic
synonyms:
awkward, ticklish, touchy
similar words:
annoying, delicate, difficult, embarrassing, irksome, offensive, sensitive, tender
definition 5: (informal) angry, annoyed, or offended.
She was sore at him for leaving her stranded.
synonyms:
angry, annoyed, mad, offended
similar words:
indignant, nettled, peeved, pissed, upset
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a painful or sensitive wound or bruise on the body, esp. when the skin is broken.
synonyms:
blain, lesion, wound
similar words:
gall
definition 2: a cause of pain, misery, distress, or the like.
synonyms:
affliction, hurt, injury
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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