- Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive .
- Dire; distressing .
- ( informal ) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered .
- ( archaic ) Very, excessively, extremely ( of something bad ) .
- EROS, Eros, eros, ores, orse, roes, Rose, rose, rosé
Middle English sor, from Old English sār ( noun ) 'ache, wound' and sār ( adj. ) 'painful, grievous', from Proto-Germanic *sairan ( noun ) ( compare Dutch zeer 'sore, ache', Danish sår 'wound' ), and *sairaz ( adj. ) 'sore' ( compare German sehr 'very' ), from pre-Germanic *sh₂ei-ro-, enlargement of Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ei- 'to be fierce, afflict' ( compare Hittite sāwar 'anger', Welsh hoed 'pain', Ancient Greek aimōdía 'toothache' ) .
Explanation of sore by Wordnet Dictionary
- sore over a remark
- Sore a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.] Reddish brown; sorrel. [R.]
Sore falcon. ( Zool. ) See Sore, n., 1.
- Sore, n. ( Zool. ) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
2. ( Zool. ) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
- Sore, a. [Compar. Sorer ( ); superl. Sorest.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. sār; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. sr, G. sehr very, Icel. sārr, Sw. sår, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]
1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, “a sore hand”.
2. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy. Tillotson.
3. Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, “a sore disease; sore evil or calamity”. Shak.
4. Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.] Shak.
Sore throat ( Med. ), inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche. -- Malignant sore throat, Ulcerated sore throat or Putrid sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.
- Sore n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. sār. See Sore, a.]
1. 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.
The dogs came and licked his sores. Luke xvi. 21.
2. Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty. Chaucer.
I see plainly where his sore lies. Sir W. Scott.
Gold sore. ( Med. ) See under Gold, n.
- Sore, adv. [AS. sāre. See Sore, a.]
1. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
Thy hand presseth me sore. Ps. xxxviii. 2.
2. Greatly; violently; deeply.
[Hannah] prayed unto the Lord and wept sore. 1 Sam. i. 10.
Sore sighed the knight, who this long sermon heard. Dryden.
Definition of sore by GCIDE Dictionary