Synonyms for (noun) sore

Synonyms: sore

Definition: an open skin infection

Similar words: infection

Definition: the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms

Synonyms for (adjective) sore

Synonyms: huffy, mad, sore

Definition: roused to anger

Usage: stayed huffy a good while- Mark Twain; she gets mad when you wake her up so early; mad at his friend; sore over a remark

Similar words: angry

Definition: feeling or showing anger

Usage: angry at the weather; angry customers; an angry silence; sending angry letters to the papers


Synonyms: sensitive, sore, tender, raw

Definition: hurting

Usage: the tender spot on his jaw

Similar words: painful

Definition: causing physical or psychological pain

Usage: worked with painful slowness


Synonyms: sore, painful, afflictive

Definition: causing misery or pain or distress

Usage: it was a sore trial to him; the painful process of growing up

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors