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Definition of Sore


  1. Reddish brown; sorrel.
  2. A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
  3. A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
  4. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.
  5. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
  6. Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
  7. Criminal; wrong; evil.
  8. 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.
  9. Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
  10. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
  11. Greatly; violently; deeply.

Sore Quotations

The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.
Henry Walter Bates

I was a very quiet, shy child. I grew up in a small town, Louisville, Kentucky, and there weren't too many Hawaiian-Filipino girls, so I stuck out like a sore thumb. I didn't look like everyone else and didn't feel I belonged... But these things only build character and make you stronger. It taught me to grow into the woman I was to become.
Nicole Scherzinger

And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another; and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others.
Thomas More

My sore throats are always worse than anyone's.
Jane Austen

There's a certain logic to avoiding the haters, but as a strategy, it's utterly flawed. When you turn off the feedback, you lose the benefits as well as the drawbacks. It's like having a sore finger and cutting off your arm.
Rob Manuel
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Sore Translations

sore in Dutch is zweer
sore in German is wund, schlimm
sore in Latin is vomica
sore in Spanish is dolorido
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