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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)

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sore(a)

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

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

  2. sore(n)

    Synonyms:
    pustule, abscess, ulcer

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sore(a)

    Synonyms:
    ulcerated, cankered, ulcerous, raw, inflamed, irritated, distressing, grievous, severe, grieved, pained, hurt, sensitive

  2. sore(adv)

    Synonyms:
    grievously, sorely, severely, greatly

  3. sore(n)

    Synonyms:
    ulcer, ulceration, imposthume, pustule, boil, abscess, canker, fester, blain, gathering, (venereal sore) chancre, chancroid

    Associated words:
    antiseptic, slough, proud flesh, poultice, salve, ointment, pledget, spleget

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wound, painful, sensitive, pain

How to pronounce sore?

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How to say sore in sign language?

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How to use sore in a sentence?

  1. Arabic Proverb:

    Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.

  2. Dale Grimm:

    I just talked to Andy and he said that he is very sore, but in good spirits, he said the hospital expects to be releasing him Tuesday. He also stressed that he does not want the deputy to lose his job over this.

  3. Gary Kubiak:

    Gary Kubiak came in this morning and was a little sore, so we just said,' OK, we'll stop for the weekend and we'll go from there,' so we'll pick back up on Monday.

  4. Cliodna McNulty:

    Most coughs, colds, sore throats, flu and sinus infections are self-limiting and will get better on their own. Antibiotics only improve symptoms by about 8-12 hours.

  5. Adam Koessler:

    She would say, ‘Daddy, tummy’s not sore,’ and she would be able to eat like a champion and begin to gain weight.


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