a sore loser

someone who becomes upset or angry when they lose a game or competition

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sore loser — noun count someone who becomes upset or angry when they lose a game or competition …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sore loser — someone who gets angry when they lose He is a sore loser when he doesn t win a game of tennis …   Idioms and examples

  • sore loser — noun One who doesnt take failure well, especially one who complains or contests it. See Also: sore winner …   Wiktionary

  • sore-loser — adjective noun …   Wiktionary

  • (a) sore loser — a sore loser phrase someone who becomes upset or angry when they lose a game or competition Thesaurus: participants in games and competitionshyponym to defeat someone in a game, competition or argumentsynonym Main entry: sore …   Useful english dictionary

  • sore — sore1 S3 [so: US so:r] adj [: Old English; Origin: sar] 1.) a part of your body that is sore is painful, because of infection or because you have used a muscle too much ▪ I had a sore throat and aching limbs. sore from ▪ My arms are sore from all …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sore — I UK [sɔː(r)] / US [sɔr] adjective Word forms sore : adjective sore comparative sorer superlative sorest * 1) painful and uncomfortable, usually as a result of an injury, infection, or too much exercise I always feel stiff and sore after… …   English dictionary

  • sore — 01. My arm is [sore] from where I was hit with the ball. 02. He is a [sore] loser, so no one likes to play with him. 03. Her eyes were [sore] and red from trying to read in the dark. 04. Cathy s finger is still [sore] from where she squished it… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sore — I. adjective (sorer; sorest) Etymology: Middle English sor, from Old English sār; akin to Old High German sēr sore and probably to Old Irish saeth distress Date: before 12th century 1. a. causing pain or distress < a sore subject > b. painfully… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • loser — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good ▪ bad, poor, sore (AmE) ▪ He s extremely competitive and a bad loser. ▪ born ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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