Associations to the word «Sore»


SORE, adjective. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
SORE, adjective. Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
SORE, adjective. Dire; distressing.
SORE, adjective. (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
SORE, adjective. (obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
SORE, adverb. (archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
SORE, adverb. Sorely.
SORE, noun. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
SORE, noun. Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
SORE, noun. A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
SORE, noun. A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
SORE, noun. A young buck in its fourth year.
SORE, verb. Mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
SORE LOSER, noun. (informal) One who complains or blames others for their loss.
SORE LOSERS, noun. Plural of sore loser
SORE POINT, noun. (idiomatic) A state of affairs, action, or belief which is an enduring basis for disagreement or dissatisfaction.
SORE THROAT, noun. (countable) Any inflammation of the pharynx that causes soreness.
SORE THROAT, noun. (pathology) (uncountable) The same, as a common symptom for many viral and bacterial infections.
SORE THROATS, noun. Plural of sore throat
SORE WINNER, noun. (informal) One who gloats over a victory.

Dictionary definition

SORE, noun. An open skin infection.
SORE, adjective. Hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw".
SORE, adjective. Causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up".
SORE, adjective. Roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark".

Wise words

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia