|1.||(esp of a wound, injury, etc) painfully sensitive; tender|
|2.||causing annoyance: a sore point|
|3.||resentful; irked: he was sore that nobody believed him|
|4.||urgent; pressing: in sore need|
|5.||(postpositive) grieved; distressed|
|6.||causing grief or sorrow|
|7.||a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc|
|8.||any cause of distress or vexation|
|9.||archaic direly; sorely (now only in such phrases as sore pressed, sore afraid)|
|[Old English sār; related to Old Norse sārr, Old High German sēr, Gothic sair sore, Latin saevus angry]|
An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer. adj.
Painful to the touch; tender.