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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

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a mental pain or distress

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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

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saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

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cause a stinging pain

cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging

References in classic literature ?
Thus making his own actual serpent--if a serpent there actually was in his bosom--the type of each man's fatal error, or hoarded sin, or unquiet conscience, and striking his sting so unremorsefully into the sorest spot, we may well imagine that Roderick became the pest of the city.
And still they remain in the city; there they are, ready to sting and fully armed, and some of them owe money, some have forfeited their citizenship; a third class are in both predicaments; and they hate and conspire against those who have got their property, and against everybody else, and are eager for revolution.
If I could but remove the terrible menace of certain death hidden in the poison sacs that fed the sting the struggle would be less unequal.
At the thought I called to Woola to leap upon the creature's head and hang there, and as his mighty jaws closed upon that fiendish face, and glistening fangs buried themselves in the bone and cartilage and lower part of one of the huge eyes, I dived beneath the great body as the creature rose, dragging Woola from the ground, that it might bring its sting beneath and pierce the body of the thing hanging to its head.
Time and again the now useless stub of its giant sting struck futilely against my body, but the blows alone were almost as effective as the kick of a horse; so that when I say futilely, I refer only to the natural function of the disabled member--eventually the thing would have hammered me to a pulp.
Look," he continued, drawing his dagger and making an incision in the carcass a foot above the root of the sting, from which he presently drew forth two sacs, each of which held fully a gallon of the deadly liquid.
The amiable artist carried his sting, but Ladislaw did not choose to appear stung.
I went to the window because, undoubtedly, it would be easier to address her severely from behind, and I wanted to say something that would sting her.
In such circumstances I might as well have tried to sting a sand-bank, so I said, rather off my watch, "If I have done all this for you, why did I do it?
It's awfully funny -- and yet there's a sting in it, too, somehow.
Anne knew quite well wherein the sting consisted, though she did not put it into words.
He whom the flame of jealousy encompasseth, turneth at last, like the scorpion, the poisoned sting against himself.
People are rarely seriously allergic to stings but, if they are, they become itchy all over and get swelling around their mouth area and can have difficulty breathing.
For jellyfish stings, pour lots of vinegar over the area to incapacitate the stinging cells.
Smith's study has revealed that the more delicate parts of the body do not react as badly to bee stings compared to areas where one might expect the skin to be thicker and less sensitive.