Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.
Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.
In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"
causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up"
inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat"
an open wound or ulcer
1. A wound, ulcer, or lesion. 2. Tender or painful.
(adjective) A popular term for painful. I have sore fingers from typing dictionary terms. She has a sore throat . (noun) A nondescript term for nearly any lesion of the skin or mucous membranes. He has a number of sores in his mouth. See the entire definition of Sore