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Synonyms for sore
sɔr, soʊrsore

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sorenoun

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

  2. soreadjective

    painful (from inflammation), tender

  3. soreadjective

    pained, hurt, grieved

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sore":

    wound, painful, sensitive, pain

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  1. Titus Livius:

    I approach these questions unwillingly, as they are sore subjects, but no cure can be effected without touching upon and handling them.

  2. La Russa:

    He’s got a significant bone bruise there, but the X-ray was negative so it’s just real sore. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow, it takes a while for it to bark. He slid, he felt it, but it was sore already. But it’s just like if something’s sore, you hit it again, it hurts again. If it was going to stiffen up more, that’s why sometimes you get a guy out right away and put ice on it.

  3. Latin Proverb:

    Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at you, you will not be harmed unless you have sore places.

  4. 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.

  5. Sir Thomas More:

    And it will fall out as in a complication of diseases, that by applying a remedy to one sore, you will provoke another and that which removes the one ill symptom produces others

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