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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 for "sting":

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

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How to use sting in a sentence?

  1. Siddharth Astir:

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

  2. Stormy Daniels:

    Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!

  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. Priyank Mathur:

    I thought, how are we, the country that invented Madison Avenue and Hollywood and arguably the greatest messaging machine in the history of all time - how are we losing, what is essentially a messaging battle to folks halfway across the world that are operating on a shoe sting budget. And so I think to counter what they are doing, we need to up our social media game.

  5. Michael Kazin:

    Third parties have a very difficult time in American political history. Third parties sting and then they die.

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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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