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Synonyms for sting

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. sting, stingingnoun

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

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

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

  2. pang, stingnoun

    a mental pain or distress

    "a pang of conscience"

    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 bitenoun

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

    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, flimflamverb

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

    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, burnverb

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    "The sun burned his face"

    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, prickverb

    deliver a sting to

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

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

  7. stick, stingverb

    saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

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

    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, twingeverb

    cause a stinging pain

    "The needle pricked his skin"

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

  9. stingverb

    cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

    "His remark stung her"

    twinge, prick, stick, burn, bite

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stingverb

    prick, wound, hurt

  2. stingverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. stingnoun

    aculeus, prick, goad, incitement

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sting":

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

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Sting":

    Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, Gordon Sumner, Gordon Matthew Sumner, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE

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How to use sting in a sentence?

  1. Muhammad Ali:

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

  2. Maya Angelou:

    I answer the heroic question 'Death, where is thy sting' with 'It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'

  3. Eric Johnson:

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee; I got Parkinson’s, it ain’t got me.

  4. Jason Felch:

    Federal agents are being offered looted stuff out of Syria, but they don't even have the resources to set up a sting operation.

  5. The Omani shed:

    Sting of a bee kills one person but sting of words hurt an entire nations

Translations for sting

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  • لسعArabic
  • bodnout, píchnoutCzech
  • stechen, Stich, Biss, Insektenstich, Insektenbiss, verdeckte Operation, Wespenstich, Skorpionstich, Bienenstich, beißenGerman
  • picaduraSpanish
  • pisto, purra, pistos, purema, pistää, paukama, pattiFinnish
  • piquer, piqûreFrench
  • עֲקִיצָהHebrew
  • csípés, csíp, szúrHungarian
  • խայթոցArmenian
  • pungereItalian
  • 食う, 刺す, 虫さされ, 刺傷, 刺し傷Japanese
  • پێوه‌دانKurdish
  • dzeltLatvian
  • kakatiMāori
  • stikk, stikkeNorwegian
  • użądlić, ukąsić, żądlić, kąsaćPolish
  • picada, morder, ferroada, picarPortuguese
  • kaniyQuechua
  • înțepa, împunge, pișcaRomanian
  • ужалить, укусить, жалить, испытывать боль, болеть, чувствовать боль, причинять боль, кусать, укус насекомогоRussian
  • stinga, stickaSwedish
  • స్టింగ్, కుట్టుTelugu
  • кусати, жалити, ужалити, укуситиUkrainian
  • bienastegül, skorpionastegül, flibastegül, stegülön, näsäkastegül, stegülVolapük

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