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sore

[sawr, sohr] /sɔr, soʊr/
adjective, sorer, sorest.
1.
physically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part:
a sore arm.
2.
suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc., as a person:
He is sore because of all that exercise.
3.
suffering mental pain; grieved, distressed, or sorrowful:
to be sore at heart.
4.
causing great mental pain, distress, or sorrow:
a sore bereavement.
5.
causing very great suffering, misery, hardship, etc.:
sore need.
6.
Informal. annoyed; irritated; offended; angered:
He was sore because he had to wait.
7.
causing annoyance or irritation:
a sore subject.
noun
8.
a sore spot or place on the body.
9.
a source or cause of grief, distress, irritation, etc.
adverb
10.
Archaic. sorely.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English (adj., noun, and adv.); Old English sār; cognate with Dutch zeer, German sehr, Old Norse sārr
Related forms
soreness, noun
unsore, adjective
unsorely, adverb
unsoreness, noun
Synonyms
1. tender. 3. aggrieved, hurt, pained, vexed. 4. grievous, distressing, painful, depressing. 8. infection, abscess, ulcer, wound.
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British Dictionary definitions for unsorest

sore

/sɔː/
adjective
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
noun
7.
a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc
8.
any cause of distress or vexation
adverb
9.
(archaic) direly; sorely (now only in such phrases as sore pressed, sore afraid)
Derived Forms
soreness, noun
Word Origin
Old English sār; related to Old Norse sārr, Old High German sēr, Gothic sair sore, Latin saevus angry
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Word Origin and History for unsorest
sore
O.E. sar "painful, grievous, aching," infl. in meaning by O.N. sarr "sore, wounded," from P.Gmc. *sairaz (cf. O.Fris. sar "painful," M.Du. seer, Du. zeer "sore, ache," O.H.G. ser "painful"), from PIE base *sai- "suffering" (cf. O.Ir. saeth "pain, sickness"). Adv. use (e.g. sore afraid) has mostly died out (except as sorely), but remains the main meaning of Ger. cognate sehr "very." Slang meaning "angry, irritated" is first recorded 1738; sorehead "mean, discontented person" is first recorded 1848, Amer.Eng.
sore
O.E. sar "bodily injury, sickness, disease, pain, suffering," from root of sore (adj.). Now restricted to ulcers, boils, blisters.
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unsorest in Medicine

sore (sôr)
n.
An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer. adj.
Painful to the touch; tender.


sore'ness n.
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Slang definitions & phrases for unsorest

sore

adjective

Angry; irritated; pissed off: I was sore (1738+)


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Idioms and Phrases with unsorest
In addition to the idiom beginning with
sore
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