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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sore  \Sore\,  a.  [Compar.  {Sorer};  superl.  {Sorest}.]  [OE.  sor, 
  sar,  AS  s[=a]r;  akin  to  D.  zeer,  OS  &  OHG.  s?r,  G.  sehr 
  very  Icel.  s[=a]rr,  Sw  s[*a]r,  Goth.  sair  pain.  Cf 
  1.  Tender  to  the  touch;  susceptible  of  pain  from  pressure; 
  inflamed;  painful;  --  said  of  the  body  or  its  parts  as  a 
  sore  hand. 
  2.  Fig.:  Sensitive;  tender;  easily  pained,  grieved,  or  vexed; 
  very  susceptible  of  irritation. 
  Malice  and  hatred  are  very  fretting  and  vexatious, 
  and  apt  to  make  our  minds  sore  and  uneasy. 
  3.  Severe;  afflictive;  distressing;  as  a  sore  disease;  sore 
  evil  or  calamity.  --Shak. 
  4.  Criminal;  wrong  evil.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Sore  throat}  (Med.),  inflammation  of  the  throat  and  tonsils; 
  pharyngitis.  See  {Cynanche}. 
  {Malignant},  {Ulcerated}  or  {Putrid},  {sore  throat}.  See 
  {Angina},  and  under  {Putrid}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Malignant  \Ma*lig"nant\,  n. 
  1.  A  man  of  extrems  enmity  or  evil  intentions.  --Hooker. 
  2.  (Eng.  Hist.)  One  of  the  adherents  of  Charles  L.  or  Charles 
  LL.;  --  so  called  by  the  opposite  party. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Malignant  \Ma*lig"nant\,  a.  [L.  malignans  -antis,  p.  pr  of 
  malignare  malignari  to  do  or  make  maliciously.  See 
  {Malign},  and  cf  {Benignant}.] 
  1.  Disposed  to  do  harm,  inflict  suffering,  or  cause  distress; 
  actuated  by  extreme  malevolence  or  enmity;  virulently 
  inimical;  bent  on  evil;  malicious. 
  A  malignant  and  a  turbaned  Turk.  --Shak. 
  2.  Characterized  or  caused  by  evil  intentions;  pernicious. 
  ``Malignant  care.''  --Macaulay. 
  Some  malignant  power  upon  my  life.  --Shak. 
  Something  deleterious  and  malignant  as  his  touch. 
  3.  (Med.)  Tending  to  produce  death;  threatening  a  fatal 
  issue;  virulent;  as  malignant  diphtheria. 
  {Malignant  pustule}  (Med.),  a  very  contagious  disease, 
  transmitted  to  man  from  animals,  characterized  by  the 
  formation,  at  the  point  of  reception  of  the  virus,  of  a 
  vesicle  or  pustule  which  first  enlarges  and  then  breaks 
  down  into  an  unhealthy  ulcer.  It  is  marked  by  profound 
  exhaustion  and  usually  fatal.  Called  also  {charbon},  and 
  sometimes  improperly,  {anthrax}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (pathology)  characterized  by  progressive  and  uncontrolled 
  growth  (especially  of  a  tumor);  "a  malignant  tumor" 
  2:  extremely  malevolent  or  malicious;  "the  malignant  tongues  of 
  gossipers"  [syn:  {malevolent}] 

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