adjective, sor·er, sor·est.
Origin of sore
Related formssore·ness, nounun·sore, adjectiveun·sore·ly, adverbun·sore·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for sore
But for the real Mark Schultz, whom Tatum plays in the film Foxcatcher, it has become a sore point.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’|Rich Goldstein|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's always been the same: Tim Stoddard has a sore arm and they believe him.
Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.
After ONE practice session on a wooden horse my arm and legs were sore days later.
“He was probably a bear with a sore head after that,” she cedes.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The servant had evidently touched intentionally on one of the master's sore points.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
I am not weak; it is only that my heart is sore for those I love.Three Dramas|Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
Then he began to be sore perplexed, and torn with agonising doubts.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
O God, forgive us if we are too hot, too sore at heart, for easy pleasantness!Things as They Are|Amy Wilson-Carmichael
All our hearts were sore, as if one of the family had been lost.The Story of My Boyhood and Youth|John Muir
British Dictionary definitions for sore
Derived Formssoreness, noun
Word Origin for sore
Medicine definitions for sore
Related formssore′ness n.
Idioms and Phrases with sore
In addition to the idiom beginning with sore
- sore point, a
- sight for sore eyes
- stick out (like a sore thumb)