Sorer vs Sober - What's the difference?

sorer | sober |

As an adjective sorer

is (sore).

As a noun sober is





  • (sore)

  • sore


    (wikipedia sore)


  • Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
  • Her feet were sore from walking so far.
  • 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.
  • Dire; distressing.
  • The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
  • (informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
  • Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
  • (obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * sight for sore eyes * sorely * soreness * sore point


  • (lb) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
  • :
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  • *: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.
  • Sorely.
  • *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.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
  • They put ointment and a bandage on the sore .
  • Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • I see plainly where his sore lies.
  • 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.
  • Verb

  • mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.
  • Derived terms

    * soring

    See also

    * blister * lesion * ulcer


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  • not drunk; not intoxicated
  • not given to excessive drinking of alcohol
  • * Book of Common Prayer
  • a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy name
  • moderate; realistic; serious; not playful; not passionate; cool; self-controlled
  • * Dryden
  • No sober man would put himself into danger for the applause of escaping without breaking his neck.
  • * 2005 , .
  • Which is the finest and soberest state possible.
  • dull; not bright or colorful
  • * Milton
  • Twilight grey / Had in her sober livery all things clad.
  • subdued; solemn; grave
  • * Prior
  • What parts gay France from sober Spain?
  • * Alexander Pope
  • See her sober over a sampler, or gay over a jointed baby.


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    * (not drunk) drunk

    See also

    * teetotaller


    (en verb)
  • (often with up ) To make or become sober.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, / And drinking largely sobers us again.
  • (often with up ) To overcome or lose a state of intoxication.
  • ''It took him hours to sober up .


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