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soreadjective

us   /sɔr, soʊr/
  • sore adjective (PAINFUL)

painful and uncomfortable, esp. (of a body part) because of injury or infection or (of a muscle) from being used too much: If you have a sore throat, take aspirin. I went rowing yesterday for the first time in years, and my arms are sore today.
  • sore adjective (ANGRY)

[-er/-est only] infml angry, esp. because you feel you have been unfairly treated: Chris wants to win, but he’s not a sore loser.

sorenoun [C]

us   /sɔr, soʊr/
  • sore noun [C] (PAINFUL AREA)

a painful area on the surface of a body, esp. an infected area
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"sore" in British English

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soreadjective

uk   /sɔːr/ us   /sɔːr/
  • sore adjective (PAINFUL)

B1 painful and uncomfortable because of injury, infection, or too much use: All the dust has made my eyes sore. I've got a sore back. My feet were sore with all the walking.

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soreness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsɔː.nəs/ us   /ˈsɔːr.nəs/

sorenoun [C]

uk   /sɔːr/ us   /sɔːr/
a painful area on the surface of a body, especially an infected area: The poor dog's back was covered with sores.
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