Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is easily offended, annoyed, or angered.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose head is sore.
  • noun An irritable, discontented person; one who has a real or fancied grievance; in political use, a person who is dissatisfied through lack of recognition or reward for party services.
  • noun Same as bird-pox.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Slang, U.S. One who is disgruntled by a failure in politics, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who has a tendency to be angry or to feel offended.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who is peevish or disgruntled

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Examples

  • He didn't claim directly to represent the Judge, and even went so far as to say that he had no objection to letting any "sorehead" in on the delegation who cared to go to the convention.

    Tattlings of a Retired Politician

  • Readers of the High School Boys Series will recall how Bert had been one of the leaders in the "sorehead" secession from the football ranks at Gridley High School.

    Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point

  • "sorehead" and we sublimate criticism by saying that "every knock is a boost."

    A Preface to Politics

  • We might even suggest "anger management" as a solution to a perennial sorehead.

    Lennard Davis: The Politics of Anger

  • We might even suggest "anger management" as a solution to a perennial sorehead.

    Lennard Davis: The Politics of Anger

  • We might even suggest "anger management" as a solution to a perennial sorehead.

    Lennard Davis: The Politics of Anger

  • My comment was a gross oversimplification based on several soreheads from Chicago I have encountered, plus the ultimate sorehead Dennis Hastert.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • To do both is being a sorehead and vindictive and not very smart.

    Quote Of The Day

  • Instead, he looks like the sorehead, full of himself, pain in the neck that Jesse Jackson was in 1988.

    Quote Of The Day

  • Instead, he looks like the sorehead, full of himself, pain in the neck that Jesse Jackson was in 1988.

    Quote Of The Day

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