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

1 sense of stinging

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")

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")

Antonyms of adj stinging

1 sense of stinging

Sense 1
cutting, edged, stinging -- ((of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment")

INDIRECT (VIA unkind) -> kind -- (having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior; "kind to sick patients"; "a kind master"; "kind words showing understanding and sympathy"; "thanked her for her kind letter")

Similarity of adj stinging

1 sense of stinging

Sense 1
cutting, edged, stinging -- ((of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment")
       => unkind (vs. kind) -- (lacking kindness; "a thoughtless and unkind remark"; "the unkindest cut of all")

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