Definition of soreness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɔːnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrnəs//
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  1. 1pain and redness in a part of the body, especially because of infection or because a muscle has been used too much an ointment to reduce soreness and swelling
  2. 2soreness (at something) (informal, especially North American English) the feeling of being upset and angry, especially because you have been treated unfairly synonym annoyance (1) Their soreness at not being included was apparent.