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sore

1. (esp of a wound, injury, etc.) painfully sensitive; tender
2. a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc.
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Councillor Peter Scott said: "It will stand out like a sore thumb." Councillor Peter Purvis said he would like to see something more traditional and Cllr Ken Walker feared "it will look more like a crematorium or a mausoleum." The committee included a condition that developers submit and h'ave approved samples of the materials to be used.
Dress to impress or you'll stand out like a sore thumb!
Maxine Carr would stand out like a sore thumb every time she opened her mouth.