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Synonyms for sore
sɔr, soʊrsore

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. soreadjective

    painful, irritated, susceptible, excoriated, raw, scarified, ulcerous, grievous, afflictive, heavy, burdensome

    painless, sound, whole, healthful, healed, unbroken, unscarified, light, trivial, unburdensome, pleasant, untroublesome, grateful

  2. sorenoun

    pustule, abscess, ulcer

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soreadjective

    an open skin infection

    pleasant, painless, unangry(p)

  2. sensitive, sore, raw, tenderadjective


    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    stark naked, sensitive, tender, bare-assed, new, fond, cranky, crank, raw, warm, naked as a jaybird, unsanded, natural, peeled, in the altogether, painful, cutting, in the raw, affectionate, crude, mad, tippy, afflictive, bare-ass, raw(a), rude(a), naked, bleak, huffy, lovesome, sensible, untoughened, in the buff

    pleasant, painless, unangry(p)

  3. afflictive, painful, soreadjective

    causing misery or pain or distress

    "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"

    mad, irritating, sensitive, huffy, painful, raw, terrible, unspeakable, tender, awful, afflictive, atrocious, abominable, dreadful

    unangry(p), painless, pleasant

  4. huffy, mad, soreadjective

    roused to anger

    "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"

    thin-skinned, huffy, unhinged, delirious, raw, sick, disturbed, feisty, insane, mad, harebrained, unbalanced, brainsick, demented, tender, excited, afflictive, frantic, unrestrained, crazy, sensitive, painful, touchy

    painless, pleasant, unangry(p)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorenoun

    ulcer, fester, abscess, imposthume, gathering, boil, pustule

  2. soreadjective

    painful (from inflammation), tender

  3. soreadjective

    pained, hurt, grieved

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sore":

    wound, painful, sensitive, pain

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  1. Astrid Coyne-Jensen:

    Mainly we had flu-like infections, sore throats, fevers, unlike in the summer when we were treating blisters and foot injuries. People are mainly seeking immediate help to relieve symptoms as they are in a hurry, they rarely stop for a prolonged intervention.

  2. Alexander Borodai:

    To be honest, I expect that the Minsk 2 agreements will not be observed, in the same manner as the Minsk 1 agreements were not, and at the end of the day the Ukrainian army will launch an offensive. This is a very probable development ... I am not sure that it will end without a big war, as Russia cannot tolerate this sore on its borders forever.

  3. Dan Quinn:

    He's got a sore hamstring, and we're going to make sure he's full speed to go.

  4. Crystal Alvarez:

    It has been busier than prior school years when there was no pandemic, now with any mild cold or a sore throat or anything like that they have to be sent to the nurse's office.

  5. Tina Wilson:

    We do feel as an organization and as a Orange County community that someone is negligent concerning Tyre Sampson's death, please, take your structure down replace it with something more kid friendly, something that memorializes him in a brighter light. Because right now, that monstrosity, as it's known now, is not just an eye sore, it's a heart sore.

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