Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
- Her feet were sore from walking so far.
- Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
(informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
- The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
(obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
- Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
* sight for sore eyes
* sore point
(lb) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
*:Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill. Ikey the blacksmith had forged us a spearhead after a sketch from a picture of a Greek warrior; and a rake-handle served as a shaft.
*1919 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs),
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
*:[… 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.
An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
* Sir Walter Scott
- They put ointment and a bandage on the sore .
A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord).
A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
A young buck in its fourth year.
- I see plainly where his sore lies.
mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
(archaic) A deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon.
* 1602 . , act 2 scene 2 line 401:
* 1611 . Old Testament , King James Version, Isaiah 54:12:
- With eyes like carbuncles , the hellish Pyrrhus...
An abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection.
(heraldiccharge) A charge or bearing supposed to represent the precious stone, with eight sceptres or staves radiating from a common centre; an escarbuncle.
- And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles , and all thy borders of pleasant stones.