sting

(redirected from stingingly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for sting

Synonyms for sting

to cause to become sore or inflamed

to feel or cause to feel a sensation of heat or discomfort

to get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

a sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

a cutting quality

a stimulating or intoxicating effect

Synonyms for sting

a kind of pain

Synonyms

Related Words

a mental pain or distress

Synonyms

Related Words

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

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

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

deliver a sting to

Synonyms

Related Words

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

Synonyms

Related Words

cause a stinging pain

cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

References in periodicals archive ?
Her lower parts, in their tight green underpants, are barely covered by the merest suggestion of a skirt, her nine miles of leg are enmeshed in black fishnet, and the heels on her ankle boots are stingingly high....
At twenty-five and literally raving mad, he fights off the derision of the "tetter heads" with curses that are "stingingly personal" and is the "only black who could curse white people and get away with it" (15, 62).
These clerical sons wrote stingingly reformist novels profoundly critical of the new society and its social and economic values, yet the ideas they expressed were in many senses retrograde.
In one case a women responded in the newspaper to her husband's elopement notice by calling him a villain and stingingly remarking on his inability over the years of their marriage to provide her with proper bed or board.
The script is stingingly unfunny and the direction is awful.
Or, after their post-match tongue-lashing, were the Sky Blues players simply pretending they hadn't heard, to protect their wounded egos from some of the stingingly harsh home truths their manager (far right) said?
Jackson concluded that "it is time to put...to the test" by immediate appeal the belief that Microsoft is innocent of any wrongdoing, a belief shared by Microsoft and, as Jackson stingingly put it, "a substantial body of public opinion, some of it rational." Jackson's confidence in the strength of his factual findings is justified: The government proved a pattern of business conduct amounting to an illegal attempt to maintain monopoly power, and it did so through a compelling range of evidence, including Bill Gates's aggressive e-mail and his discrediting videotaped testimony denying knowledge of the very e-mail he had written.
DuCille truly shines in "The Occult of True Black Womanhood." Witty and stingingly critical, she travels across the terrain of Black feminist work as she unpacks the bittersweet relationship between the frenzied interest in Black (feminist) subjects and the blatant hostility to Black (feminist) presence in the academy.
Years later, an editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association stingingly said, "IT]he evidence is unequivocal--the U.S.
I well remember one stingingly critical comment at a Royal United Services Institute gathering.
The ground at Deauville-seldom stingingly fast, whatever the conditions -is reported as genuinely good.
He then writes stingingly, "[t]he fact that both presuppositions of this objection are clearly wrong is indicative of the low level of argument that is customary in what currently passes for serious economic discourse." Id.