Synonyms of sting


1. sting, stinging, pain, hurting

usage: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"

2. pang, sting, pain, hurting

usage: a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"

3. sting, bite, insect bite, injury, hurt, harm, trauma

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

4. bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam, swindle, cheat, rig

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


1. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt

usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

2. sting, bite, prick, pierce

usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

3. stick, sting, force, thrust

usage: saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

4. prick, sting, twinge, hurt, ache, suffer

usage: cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

5. sting, hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite

usage: cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"

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