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A person who is in a bad temper or easily irritated.
- ‘Many soreheads and unsympathetic people will probably cavil that this is pretty darn cool and lots of people don't get to go to Australia and experience such a beautiful land.’
- ‘Maurice Bendrix, the hero of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair, is one of modern literature's great soreheads.’
- ‘I really did, because if they boo you on the road, it's either because you're a sorehead or you're hurting them.’
- ‘He was called an ‘old-fashioned American sorehead.’’
- ‘If the accused is not dismissed, the good trooper will be dismayed and the malcontent and sorehead will be encouraged in his own insubordination.’
- ‘What it dances around is the flabbergasting tendency of all these cable-TV talking soreheads to be wrong about everything from primary votes to foreign wars.’
- ‘Then, when Uncle Jack gave him the ten dollars, the man went to his room, apologizing for being such a sorehead.’
- ‘Some of them are remarkably eager to label anybody who asks the question an antiwar liberal loser sorehead.’
- ‘Yet he makes a terrible mistake in treating the traditional civil rights leaders as soreheads because they attack him.’
- ‘Well, what can you with a bunch of leftist soreheads?’
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