Synonyms for Sore:


all (adjective)
raw, sensitive, tender.
angry (adjective)
huffy, irritable, splenetic.
angry; hurt mentally (adjective)
annoyed, indignant, resentful, stung, upset, vexed.
hurt physically (adjective)
aching, acute, annoying, burned, burning, distressing, extreme, hurtful, inflamed, irritated, painful, raw, sensitive, severe, smarting, tender, uncomfortable, unpleasant, vexatious.
painful (adjective)
aching, acute, aggravating, agonizing, annoying, arduous, biting, bothersome, burdensome, cruel, crushing, cutting, disagreeable, distressful, excruciating, grievous, grueling, harrowing, horrendous, hurtful, inflaming, insufferable, irritating, miserable, odious, offensive, oppressive, painful, piercing, severe, stabbing, stinging, throbbing, troublesome, trying, unbearable, uncomfortable, unpleasant, withering, woeful, wrenching, Besetting, Gnawing, Irksome, tormenting, Cramping, anguishing, afflictive, bitter, chafing, nagging, smarting, Torturing..
resentful (adjective)
acerbic, antagonistic, bitter, discontent, envious, galled, infuriated, irritated, malevolent, miffed, offended, resentful, spiteful, splenetic, stung, vexed, vindictive, Huffed, Piqued, Spleenful, embittered, hurt.
severe (adjective)


abscess, athlete's foot, black eye, blackhead, boil, bedsore. achy, agonising, bad, burning, chapped, chronic, crippling, nagging. choleric, desperate, dire, extreme, feelings, grave, indignant, profound, rigorous, serious. annoyed, belligerent, cross, displeased, fed up, put out, upset. angry (noun)
angry, hurt, irritated, offended, resentful.
blemish (noun)
abrasion, blemish, blister, blot, blotch, brand, check, chip, damage, defacement, defect, deformity, discoloration, disfigurement, distortion, dot, drawback, eyesore, fault, flaw, fleck, fracture, freckle, gash, hack, hurt, imperfection, impurity, kink, lesion, mar, mark, nick, notch, pockmark, rift, scab, scar, score, scrape, scratch, scuff, slit, speck, splotch, spoilage, spot, stain, stigma, tarnish, wart, weal.
pain (noun)
ache, affliction, agony, anguish, bite, bruise, burn, chafing, cramp, crick, discomfort, distress, earache, grief, gripe, headache, inflammation, infliction, injury, irritation, malaise, misery, pain, painfulness, pang, rack, smarting, spasm, stab, sting, stitch, suffering, throb, throe, torment, torture, wound, wrench, Migraine, Back Ache.
sore (noun)
afflictive, angry, huffy, mad, painful, raw, sensitive, tender, unhealthy, unpleasant.
tender (noun)
burned, distressing, inflamed, irritable, vexatious.


pain (verb)
afflict, agonize, chafe, inflame, irritate, smart, suffer.

Other synonyms:

achy, nagging. indignant. choleric. congested
Other relevant words:
abscess, achy, afflictive, angry, annoyed, bad, belligerent, boil, burned, burning, choleric, cross, desperate, dire, displeased, distressing, extreme, grave, huffy, indignant, inflamed, irritable, mad, nagging, raw, sensitive, serious, tender, unhealthy, upset, vexatious.

Usage examples for sore

  1. Her heart was sore – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  2. That vexed me sore – Hospital Sketches by Robert Swain Peabody
  3. Louely Lady I long full sore to heare, If ye remaine the same, I left you last yeare. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham