from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Painful to the touch; tender.
- adj. Feeling physical pain; hurting: sore all over.
- adj. Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous: in sore need.
- adj. Causing embarrassment or irritation: a sore subject.
- adj. Full of distress; sorrowful.
- adj. Informal Angry; offended.
- n. An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
- n. A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
- transitive v. To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
- adv. Archaic Sorely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
- adj. Dire; distressing.
- adj. Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
- adv. Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
- adv. Sorely.
- n. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Reddish brown; sorrel.
- n. A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
- n. A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
- adj. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts.
- adj. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
- adj. Severe; afflictive; distressing.
- adj. Criminal; wrong; evil.
- n. 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.
- n. Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
- adv. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
- adv. Greatly; violently; deeply.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Painful, as being the seat of a wound or of disease; aching; specifically, painfully sensitive to the touch: said of the part affected, or, by extension, of the entire member or person concerned.
- Inflicting physical suffering; giving bodily pain.
- Suffering mental pain; distressed; painfully sensitive; touchy.
- Bringing sorrow, misery, or regret; distressing; grievous; oppressive.
- Associated with painful ideas or feelings; accompanied by grief, anger, mortification, regret, discomfort, or the like; serving as an occasion of bitterness: as, a sore subject.
- Severe; violent; fierce.
- Exceeding; extreme; intense.
- Wretched: vile; worthless; base.
- n. A state of suffering or pain; grief; sorrow; misery.
- n. A wounded or diseased spot on an animal body; a painful or painfully tender place, with or without solution of continuity, on or near the surface of the body.
- n. A source of grief, distress, annoyance, or bitterness; a misfortune; a trouble.
- With physical suffering; so as to cause bodily pain; painfully.
- In a manner indicating or causing mental pain; deplorably; grievously; bitterly.
- Violently; fiercely; severely.
- Exceedingly; thoroughly; intensely.
- Firmly; tightly; fast.
- To make sore; wound.
- Reddish-brown; sorrel. See sorrel, and compare sorage, sore-eagle, sore-falcon, sore-hawk.
- n. A hawk of the first year.
- n. A buck of the fourth year. See sorrel, 3.
- An obsolete spelling of soar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. roused to anger
- adj. hurting
- n. an open skin infection
- adj. causing misery or pain or distress
The Republican party has no reguard for laws, this is a hangover from the Bushies Admin sore losers.
Those lunatics believe they are a majority and will be sore from the whooping they will take in the next elections.
The Chinese cure for canker sore is called Watermelon Frost
When the banks demanded that he pay his loans, he knew that the banks were in sore need of the money.
My entire upper body was sore from the experience.
I already had a bleeding sore from the pole so when we stopped and I was allowed to sit down.
But Opee-Kwan doubted, and brushed his hand across his brow in sore puzzlement.
At the end he emerged exhausted, sobbing for breath, his jaw sore from a first-blow, his shoulder aching from the bruise of a club, the blood running warmly down one leg from the rip of a dog's fangs, and both sleeves of his parka torn to shreds.
Good times, my friends ... but, damn, are my ears sore from the headset!
I have said this before, but: Icame out to New Mexico 19 years ago with my brother, Tom, in sore need of healing.