sore - definition and synonyms


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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
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