Definition of Sore

1. Noun. An open skin infection.

Generic synonyms: Infection
Specialized synonyms: Blain, Chancre, Fester, Suppurating Sore, Gall



2. Adjective. Hurting. "The tender spot on his jaw"
Exact synonyms: Raw, Sensitive, Tender
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Rawness, Sensitivity, Soreness, Tenderness

3. Adjective. Causing misery or pain or distress. "The painful process of growing up"
Exact synonyms: Afflictive, Painful
Similar to: Unpleasant
Derivative terms: Afflict, Afflict, Painfulness, Soreness

4. Adjective. Roused to anger. "Sore over a remark"
Exact synonyms: Huffy, Mad
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Angry
Derivative terms: Huff, Huffiness, Madness, Soreness

Definition of Sore

1. a. Reddish brown; sorrel.

2. n. A young hawk or falcon in the first year.

3. a. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.

4. n. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.

5. adv. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.

Definition of Sore

1. Adjective. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive. ¹

2. Adjective. Dire; distressing. ¹

3. Adjective. (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered. ¹

4. Adverb. (archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad). ¹

5. Adverb. Sorely. ¹

6. Noun. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sore

1. to mutilate the feet of (a horse) so as to force a particular gait [v SORED, SORING, SORES] / painfully sensitive to the touch [adj SORER, SOREST]

Medical Definition of Sore

1. 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand. 2. Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation. "Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy." (Tillotson) 3. Sore throat, inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche. Malignant, Ulcerated or Putrid, sore throat. 4. A young hawk or falcon in the first year. A young buck in the fourth year. 5. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil. "The dogs came and licked his sores." (Luke xvi. 21) Origin: F. Saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel. (04 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sore

sordid
sordider
sordidest
sordidity
sordidly
sordidness
sordidnesses
sordine
sordines
sordini
sordino
sordo
sordor
sordors
sords
sore (current term)
sore-eyed
sore-loser
sore-winner
sore loser
sore losers
sore point
sore shins
sore throat
sore throats
sore winner
sored
soredia
soredial
sorediate

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