sore

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English sor, from Old English sār (noun) 'ache, wound' and sār (adj.) 'painful, grievous', from Proto-Germanic *sairą (noun) (compare Dutch zeer 'sore, ache', Danish sår 'wound'), and *sairaz (adj.) 'sore' (compare German sehr 'very'), from pre-Germanic *sh₂ei-ro-, enlargement of Proto-Indo-European *sh₂ei- 'to be fierce, afflict' (compare Hittite sāwar 'anger', Welsh hoed 'pain', Ancient Greek aimōdía 'toothache').

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Adjective[edit]

sore (comparative sorer, superlative sorest)

  1. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
    Her feet were sore from walking so far.
  2. Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
    • Tillotson
      Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
  3. Dire; distressing.
    The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
  4. (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
    Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
  5. (obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Adverb[edit]

sore (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
    They were sore afraid.
    The knight was sore wounded.
  2. Sorely.
    • 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jungle Tales of Tarzan [1]
      ...[they] were often sore pressed to follow the trail at all, and at best were so delayed that in the afternoon of the second day, they still had not overhauled the fugitive.

Noun[edit]

Sores

sore (plural sores)

  1. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
    They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.
  2. Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      I see plainly where his sore lies.
  3. A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
  4. A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
  5. A young buck in its fourth year.

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sore

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

Istro-Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sōl, sōlem. Compare Daco-Romanian soare.

Noun[edit]

sore m (definite singular sorele, plural sori)

  1. sun

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

sore

  1. rōmaji reading of それ

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Indonesian sore.

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Noun[edit]

sore

  1. afternoon (part of the day between noon and evening)

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