Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sting

4 senses of sting

Sense 1
sting, stinging -- (a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles")
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 2
pang, sting -- (a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience")
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 3
sting, bite, insect bite -- (a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin)
       => injury, hurt, harm, trauma -- (any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.)

Sense 4
bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, con, confidence trick, confidence game, con game, gyp, hustle, sting, flimflam -- (a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property)
       => swindle, cheat, rig -- (the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sting

5 senses of sting

Sense 1
bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 2
sting, bite, prick -- (deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday")
       => pierce -- (make a hole into; "The needle pierced her flesh")

Sense 3
stick, sting -- (saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill")
       => force, thrust -- (impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably; "She forced her diet fads on him")

Sense 4
prick, sting, twinge -- (cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin")
       => hurt, ache, suffer -- (feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?")

Sense 5
sting -- (cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her")
       => hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite -- (hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser