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    sting

    sting - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sting

    Definition
    (noun) a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    Synonyms : stinging
    Example Sentence
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
    Definition
    (noun) a mental pain or distress
    Synonyms : pang
    Example Sentence
    • a pang of conscience
    Definition
    (noun) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    Synonyms : bite , insect bite
    Definition
    (noun) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property Definition
    (verb) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    Synonyms : bite , burn
    Example Sentence
    • The sun burned his face
    Definition
    (verb) deliver a sting to
    Synonyms : bite , prick
    Example Sentence
    • A bee stung my arm yesterday
    Definition
    (verb) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
    Synonyms : stick
    Example Sentence
    • They stuck me with the dinner bill
    • I was stung with a huge tax bill
    Definition
    (verb) cause a stinging pain
    Synonyms : prick , twinge
    Example Sentence
    • The needle pricked his skin
    Definition
    (verb) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
    Example Sentence
    • His remark stung her
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