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sorehead

1. slang A peevish, irritable, or irascible person. I used to find his dry, sarcastic humor funny before, but lately he's just been an unpleasant sorehead. The boss has been a bit of a sorehead ever since the quarterly financial reports came out. I'd avoid her right now, if you can.
2. slang A disgruntled, petulant, vindictive loser. She's always such a sorehead if she loses that I simply refuse to play with her anymore. You don't have to be such a sorehead just because you lost—Tom played the better game today, that's all.

sorehead

1. n. a grumpy person. (Also a term of address.) She’s sort of a sorehead right now. Wait a day or two and then ask her.
2. n. a poor loser. Don’t be a sorehead. You knew what you’re getting into.
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Soreheads who wondered why the event couldn't be held in a park, where some actual nature was available for contemplation and where Earth Day pollution wouldn't exacerbate the ordinary annoyances of city life, were reviled as planet-hostile.
But we dismissed those complaints as coming from a lot of right brain, paranoid soreheads who just moved here from California.
On NBA basketball courts, soreheads hit refs and throw tantrums.
As to Job's periodic comebacks "among creative artists, philosophers and political soreheads," Safire thinks it's because the author, having set up his daring design, left the outcome unfinished so that each of us who dared could supply our own ending in word or deed.