Dictionary Results for sting


1. sting - noun

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

Synonym(s): stinging

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




2. sting - noun

· a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"

Synonym(s): pang

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




3. sting - noun

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

Synonym(s): bite, insect_bite

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




4. sting - noun

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

Synonym(s): bunco, bunco_game, bunko, bunko_game, con, confidence_trick, confidence_game, con_game, hustle, flimflam

Hypernym(s): swindle, cheat, rig




5. sting - noun

· operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act; "the police conducted a sting operation"

Synonym(s): sting_operation

Hypernym(s): operation




6. sting - verb

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

Synonym(s): bite, burn

Hypernym(s): ache, smart, hurt




7. sting - verb

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

Synonym(s): bite, prick

Hypernym(s): pierce




8. sting - verb

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

Synonym(s): stick

Hypernym(s): force, thrust




9. sting - verb

· cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

Synonym(s): prick, twinge

Hypernym(s): hurt, ache, suffer




10. sting - verb

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

Hypernym(s): hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite





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