Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being sore, in any sense of the word.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being sore; tenderness; painfull.

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  • noun The property of being sore, painfulness.

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

  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
  • noun an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress

Etymologies

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sore +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Giles gets X-rays: Infielder Marcus Giles wasn't available Saturday and won't be available Sunday because of what he called soreness in his right elbow.

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  • Things get better every day and my soreness is improving, so I feel very optimistic about our nursing relationship.

    Feeding Reed

  • I have been in this situation before so I know the soreness is soon to come!

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • I have been in this situation before so I know the soreness is soon to come!

    I skipped 2 days....

  • I think the dull ache that is left over is just soreness from the cramp.

    Mind Over Body, Bitches

  • McGrady, who missed eight games earlier this season due to back spasms and soreness, is listed as day-to-day. ...

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Portland vs. Houston

  • Rolen, who missed Game 4 of the first round with shoulder soreness, is 1-for-14 in the postseason.

    USATODAY.com - Baseball - St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets

  • Seriously, though, the soreness is not related to his elbow surgery but is minor irritation resulting from triceps tendinitis.

    USATODAY.com - Pirates overcoming all odds to win

  • So that's two starters out right now because of "soreness" -- McCarthy (elbow) and Millwood

    Texas Rangers

  • I wouldn’t, if I were you — from what I understand (and in my experience), a better way to avoid soreness is to work the same muscles three days in a row.

    Waldo Jaquith - Whupped again.

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