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Synonyms for sting
stɪŋsting

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    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 bitenoun

    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, flimflamverb

    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, burnverb

    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, prickverb

    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, stingverb

    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, twingeverb

    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. stingverb

    cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

    "His remark stung her"

    Synonyms:
    twinge, prick, stick, burn, bite

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stingverb

    Synonyms:
    prick, wound, hurt

  2. stingverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stingnoun

    Synonyms:
    aculeus, prick, goad, incitement

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sting":

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

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How to use sting in a sentence?

  1. But Cox:

    I wanted my peers to respect me and I know that the Golden Globes is not your peers, necessarily, but it’s like, ‘ Ah ! ’ It took a little of the sting out.

  2. Mayor Christopher Bobbitt:

    As I have said publicly before, hate has no home in Lawrence Township. As someone that has felt its sting, I know that bigotry exists and sadly will continue to exist but that doesn't mean that I give up. Instead I look to find allies that will help me fight the cancer of bigotry.

  3. Brandon Garic Notch:

    The taste of blood and that annoying sting of a bitten tongue. Once man got the taste of blood there was no going back, like a serpent circling itself eating its own tail.”

  4. Robert Travis:

    The yellow jackets, they like to sting me more than the honey bees, you get stung enough times you know what’s coming.

  5. Adriano Enong:

    Our undercover agents killed two known drug peddlers in sting operations, there was a shootout between undercover police officers and drug peddlers when the men sensed they had sold 500 pesos ($10.80) worth of drugs to policemen.


Translations for sting

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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