sore

A sore is a broken patch of skin — something you might put a bandage on — or it's something that gives you pain, like a sore throat, that’s red and scratchy and painful.

You can have a sore and you can also be sore: if you've just ridden your bike over the Alps, you're probably pretty sore — achy and hurting all over. Maybe you've heard phrases like "Don't be sore at me, boss," from old gangster movies, meaning "don't be angry." A sore point or a sore subject is something you don't want to discuss, like the sensitive topic of your last history quiz, the one you slept through.

Definitions of sore
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adj causing misery or pain or distress

“it was a sore trial to him”
Synonyms:
afflictive, painful
unpleasant
disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

adj hurting

Synonyms:
raw, sensitive, tender
painful
causing physical or psychological pain

adj roused to anger

sore over a remark”
Synonyms:
huffy, mad
angry
feeling or showing anger

n an open skin infection

Types:
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blain
an inflammatory swelling or sore
chancre
a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
fester, suppurating sore
a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
gall
a skin sore caused by chafing
chilblain, chilblains, pernio
inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
saddle sore
sore on a horseback rider chafed by a saddle
Type of:
infection
the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

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