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Adjective
Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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“My whole body was sore, and my legs ached as I made my way to the cafeteria.”
Adjective
Suffering, or recovering from, a physical injury
“Bill is still sore after rolling his ankle while playing soccer.”
Adjective
Feeling upset, annoyed or angry
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“Kamaria glowered, still sore at having not noticed Link's talent sooner and angry at Linden for agreeing with him.”
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Urgent, requiring immediate attention
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“He said the annual extravaganza, held in Aberystwyth, was in sore need of funds.”
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Painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
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Adjective
In emotional pain
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Noun
A raw or painful bruise or blister on the body
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“A mouth ulcer is a painful sore in the mouth on either the cheeks or gums.”
Noun
A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity
Noun
Extreme strength or violence in an action or a natural phenomenon
Adverb
To a very large or great degree
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“He was sore afraid of what was ahead of him.”
Verb
To decrease the value, character, or quality of
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“If you have a sore throat, you can treat the pain with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen.”
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