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1    angry, burning, chafed, choked, inflamed, irritated, painful, raw, reddened, sensitive, smarting, tender  
2    annoying, distressing, grievous, harrowing, severe, sharp, troublesome  
3    acute, critical, desperate, dire, extreme, pressing, urgent  
4    afflicted, aggrieved, angry, annoyed, cross, grieved, hurt, irked, irritated, pained, peeved     (informal)   resentful, stung, upset, vexed  
5    abscess, boil, chafe, gathering, inflammation, ulcer  
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  ( sorer    comparative)   ( sorest    superlative)   ( sores    plural  )
1       adj   If part of your body is sore, it causes you pain and discomfort.  
It's years since I've had a sore throat like I did last night..., My chest is still sore from the surgery.     
  soreness      n-uncount  
The soreness lasted for about six weeks.     
2       adj   If you are sore about something, you are angry and upset about it.  
  (mainly AM)  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ, oft ADJ at/about n/-ing   (=annoyed)  
The result is that they are now all feeling very sore at you...     
3       n-count   A sore is a painful place on the body where the skin is infected.  
    cold sore  
4    If something is a sore pointwith someone, it is likely to make them angry or embarrassed if you try to discuss it.  
a sore point      phrase   oft PHR with/for/between n  
The continuing presence of American troops on Korean soil remains a very sore point with these students.     
    to stick out like a sore thumb  

cold sore        ( cold sores    plural  ) Cold sores are small sore spots that sometimes appear on or near someone's lips and nose when they have a cold.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use fever blister     

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