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adjective sore pronunciation in American English /sɔr/ 
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  1. 1
    painful and uncomfortable, usually as a result of an injury, infection, or too much exercise

    a sore throat

    Her eyes were sore from studying all night.

    I always feel stiff and sore after gardening.

  2. 2
    informal old-fashioned angry, or offended

    I guess I can't blame you for being sore at me.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] mainly literary great: used for emphasizing that something is very serious or that it upsets you a lot

    a sore temptation/disappointment

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