Synonyms of stinging


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"


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"


1. cutting, edged, stinging, unkind (vs. kind)

usage: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"

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