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sore

[ sawr, sohr ]
/ s蓴r, so蕣r /
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adjective, sor路er, sor路est.
noun
a sore spot or place on the body.
a source or cause of grief, distress, irritation, etc.
adverb
Archaic. sorely.
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Origin of sore

First recorded before 900; Middle English (adjective, noun, and adverb); Old English s膩r; cognate with Dutch zeer, German sehr, Old Norse s膩rr

OTHER WORDS FROM sore

soreness, nounun路sore, adjectiveun路sore路ly, adverbun路sore路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sore

sore
/ (s蓴藧) /

adjective
noun
a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc
any cause of distress or vexation
adverb
archaic direly; sorely (now only in such phrases as sore pressed, sore afraid)

Derived forms of sore

soreness, noun

Word Origin for sore

Old English s膩r; related to Old Norse s膩rr, Old High German s膿r, Gothic sair sore, Latin saevus angry
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