sore


sore
sore [sôr]
adj.
sorer, sorest [ME sor < OE sar, akin to Ger sehr, very, lit., sore < IE base * sai-, pain, sickness > L saevus, raging, terrible, OIr sāeth, illness]
1.
a) giving physical pain; painful; tender [a sore throat]
b) feeling physical pain, as from wounds, bruises, etc. [to be sore all over]
c) filled with sadness, grief, or sorrow; distressed [with a sore heart]
d) causing sadness, grief, misery, or distress [a sore hardship]
e) distressingly intense or bitter; extreme [a sore lack]
2. provocative of irritation or disagreeable feelings [a sore point ]
3. Informal angry; offended; feeling hurt or resentful
n.
[OE sar, pain]
1. a sore, usually infected spot on the body, as an ulcer, boil, or blister
2. a source of pain, irritation, grief, distress, etc.
adv.
sorer, sorest
Archaic sorely; greatly
vt.
sored, soring
☆ to inflict soring on (a horse)
soreness
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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