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adjective sore pronunciation in British English /sɔː(r)/
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comparativesorer
superlativesorest
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  1. 1
    painful and uncomfortable, usually as a result of an injury, infection, or too much exercise
    I always feel stiff and sore after gardening.
    Her eyes were sore from studying all night.
    a sore throat
  2. 2
    mainly American informal old-fashioned angry, or offended
    Helen was still feeling sore about what had happened.
  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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