Synonyms of sore in English:

sore


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adjective

1‘a sore leg’

SYNONYMS

painful, in pain, hurting, hurt, aching, throbbing, smarting, stinging, burning, irritating, irritated, agonizing, excruciating

inflamed, angry, red, reddened, sensitive, tender, delicate, chafed, raw, bruised, wounded, injured

ANTONYMS

healthy

2‘I didn't even know they were sore at us’

SYNONYMS

upset, angry, annoyed, cross, angered, furious, enraged, in a temper, bothered, vexed, displeased, disgruntled, dissatisfied, indignant, exasperated, irritated, galled, irked, put out, aggrieved, offended, affronted, resentful, piqued, nettled, ruffled, in high dudgeon

aggravated, miffed, peeved, riled, hacked off, peed off

British narked, eggy, cheesed off, browned off, brassed off, not best pleased

teed off, ticked off, steamed

vulgar slang pissed off

ANTONYMS

happy

3‘we are in sore need of you’

SYNONYMS

dire, urgent, pressing, desperate, critical, crucial, acute, grave, serious, intense, crying, burning, compelling, drastic, extreme, life-and-death, great, very great, terrible

archaic, humorous parlous

rare exigent

ANTONYMS

some, slight


noun

1‘a sore on his leg’

SYNONYMS

inflammation, swelling, lesion

wound, scrape, abrasion, chafe, cut, laceration, graze, contusion, bruise

running sore, ulcer, ulceration, boil, abscess, carbuncle, canker