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 stung

1 sense of stung

Sense 1
annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stung -- (aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay")

INDIRECT (VIA displeased) -> pleased -- (experiencing or manifesting pleasure)

Similarity of adj stung

1 sense of stung

Sense 1
annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stung -- (aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay")
       => displeased (vs. pleased) -- (not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure)

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