adjective, sorer, sorest.
physically painful or sensitive, as a wound, hurt, or diseased part:
a sore arm.
suffering bodily pain from wounds, bruises, etc., as a person:
He is sore because of all that exercise.
suffering mental pain; grieved, distressed, or sorrowful:
to be sore at heart.
causing great mental pain, distress, or sorrow:
a sore bereavement.
causing very great suffering, misery, hardship, etc.:
Informal. annoyed; irritated; offended; angered:
He was sore because he had to wait.
causing annoyance or irritation:
a sore subject.
a sore spot or place on the body.
a source or cause of grief, distress, irritation, etc.
(esp of a wound, injury, etc) painfully sensitive; tender
causing annoyance: a sore point
resentful; irked: he was sore that nobody believed him
urgent; pressing: in sore need
(postpositive) grieved; distressed
causing grief or sorrow
a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc
any cause of distress or vexation
(archaic) direly; sorely (now only in such phrases as sore pressed, sore afraid)
An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer. adj.
Painful to the touch; tender.
adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling a soredium.
noun, plural soredia [suh-ree-dee-uh] /səˈri di ə/ (Show IPA) (in a lichen) 1. a group of algal cells surrounded by hyphal tissue, occurring on the surface of the thallus and functioning in vegetative reproduction. noun 1. an organ of vegetative reproduction in lichens consisting of a cluster of algal cells enclosed in fungal hyphae: dispersed […]
noun, Informal. 1. a disgruntled or vindictive person, especially an unsportsmanlike loser: Don’t be such a sorehead, they won fair and square. noun 1. (informal, mainly US & Canadian) a peevish or disgruntled person soppy
adverb 1. in a painful manner. 2. extremely; very: I was sorely tempted to report him. adverb 1. painfully or grievously: sorely wounded 2. pressingly or greatly: to be sorely taxed, he will be sorely missed