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Synonyms for sting
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sting, stinging(noun)

    a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung

    "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"

    Synonyms:
    con game, flimflam, bunko, confidence game, bunko game, gyp, bunco, pang, stinging, con, confidence trick, bunco game, insect bite, bite, hustle

  2. pang, sting(noun)

    a mental pain or distress

    "a pang of conscience"

    Synonyms:
    stab, bunco, confidence game, hustle, insect bite, confidence trick, twinge, bunko game, con game, gyp, stinging, pang, bunco game, bite, con, bunko, flimflam

  3. sting, bite, insect bite(noun)

    a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

    Synonyms:
    confidence game, bunco, bit, morsel, snack, hustle, raciness, insect bite, confidence trick, pungency, chomp, bunko game, con game, gyp, stinging, pang, bunco game, sharpness, bite, con, collation, bunko, flimflam

  4. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam(verb)

    a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property

    Synonyms:
    confidence game, bunco, insect bite, hustle, convict, bunko, confidence trick, stir, fuss, flurry, stinging, bunko game, con game, gyp, ado, yard bird, bustle, bunco game, pang, con, inmate, yardbird, flimflam, bite

  5. bite, sting, burn(verb)

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    "The sun burned his face"

    Synonyms:
    stick, burn down, seize with teeth, burn, prick, burn up, cut, twinge, incinerate, sunburn, combust, burn off, bite, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  6. sting, bite, prick(verb)

    deliver a sting to

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

    Synonyms:
    seize with teeth, goad, stick, prick, burn, prickle, twinge, prick up, bite, cock up

  7. stick, sting(verb)

    saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

    "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

    Synonyms:
    stand by, stupefy, stick by, baffle, stick, perplex, cleave, bond, get, mystify, burn, flummox, cling, bind, beat, stick around, nonplus, dumbfound, twinge, prick, cohere, lodge, hold fast, deposit, amaze, stick to, stay put, gravel, stay, bewilder, wedge, vex, bite, pose, puzzle, adhere

  8. prick, sting, twinge(verb)

    cause a stinging pain

    "The needle pricked his skin"

    Synonyms:
    squeeze, twitch, goad, prick, pinch, burn, tweet, prickle, stick, twinge, prick up, bite, cock up

  9. sting(verb)

    cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

    "His remark stung her"

    Synonyms:
    twinge, prick, stick, burn, bite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sting(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prick, wound, hurt

  2. sting(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    afflict, pain, cut to the quick, go to one's heart

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sting(n)

    Synonyms:
    aculeus, prick, goad, incitement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    darter, stinger, bite, tingling, scam, frame-up

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How to say sting in sign language?

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How to use sting in a sentence?

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    It doesn't ring, till it doesn't sting...

  2. Trevor Green:

    The reason why the Ubers and Airbnbs of this world have been able to stay unlisted is because there is so much private money available to finance their growth right now, many of these types of well-known firms could easily go public without the support of the banks, and losing those fees would certainly sting.

  3. Michelle Obama:

    We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives: the folks who crossed the street in fear of their safety; the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores; the people at formal events who assumed we were the 'help,'.

  4. French Proverb:

    Honey is sweet but bees sting.

  5. Mary McNamara:

    This is really a case about what the appropriate sentence should be, and here is a young guy who is immature, said some stupid things online, and the FBI sent out their best people to try to get a sting operation going.


Translations for sting

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لسعArabic
  • píchnout, bodnoutCzech
  • stechen, beißen, Skorpionstich, verdeckte Operation, Stich, Insektenbiss, Bienenstich, Wespenstich, Biss, InsektenstichGerman
  • picaduraSpanish
  • pistää, purra, patti, pistos, paukama, purema, pistoFinnish
  • piquer, piqûreFrench
  • עֲקִיצָהHebrew
  • szúr, csípés, csípHungarian
  • խայթոցArmenian
  • pungereItalian
  • 食う, 刺す, 刺し傷, 刺傷, 虫さされJapanese
  • پێوه‌دانKurdish
  • dzeltLatvian
  • kakatiMāori
  • stikk, stikkeNorwegian
  • kąsać, żądlić, użądlić, ukąsićPolish
  • morder, ferroada, picada, picarPortuguese
  • kaniyQuechua
  • împunge, înțepa, pișcaRomanian
  • испытывать боль, ужалить, кусать, укус насекомого, причинять боль, чувствовать боль, болеть, жалить, укуситьRussian
  • stinga, stickaSwedish
  • కుట్టు, స్టింగ్Telugu
  • жалити, ужалити, кусати, укуситиUkrainian
  • näsäkastegül, skorpionastegül, stegül, bienastegül, flibastegül, stegülönVolapük

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