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Synonyms for sore
sɔr, soʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sore(adj)

    an open skin infection

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, painless, unangry(p)

  2. sensitive, sore, raw, tender(adj)

    hurting

    "the tender spot on his jaw"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, painless, unangry(p)

  3. afflictive, painful, sore(adj)

    causing misery or pain or distress

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unangry(p), painless, pleasant

  4. huffy, mad, sore(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    painless, pleasant, unangry(p)

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sore(n.)

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

  2. sore(a.)

    Synonyms:
    painful (from inflammation), tender

  3. sore(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pained, hurt, grieved

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sore":

    wound, painful, sensitive, pain

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How to use sore in a sentence?

  1. Richard Winger:

    When you add them all up, practically every state is on record saying our sore loser law doesn't apply to presidential primaries.

  2. Alfred Hitchcock:

    I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.

  3. Katharine Lee:

    It wasn’t a symptom that was on the list, i expected that my arm would be sore, or that I might have a fever or a headache, but this just wasn’t on the list.

  4. Mirinda Carfrae:

    Most days, I'm out there, I'm enjoying what I'm doing. I love my job, I love my life, some days I get up, I'm sore, I'm on the edge of getting sick, I'm like, just beat up, and I don't want to go out. I just kind of make myself go out there and do it.

  5. Claire McCaskill:

    I’m really grateful to Joe – a little bit of a sore rib for a couple of weeks is no big deal.

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