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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"

    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"

    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

    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

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    twinge, prick, stick, burn, bite

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sting(v. a.)

    prick, wound, hurt

  2. sting(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sting(n)

    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 use sting in a sentence?

  1. Frederika Bremer:

    There are words which sever hearts more than sharp swords; there are words the point of which sting the heart through the course of a whole life.

  2. 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.”

  3. The Omani shed:

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

  4. Maya Angelou:

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

  5. Muhammad Ali:

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

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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