stinging

  • 1 Stinging — Sting ing, a. Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke. {Sting ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Stinging cell}. (Zo[… …

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  • 2 stinging — index bitter (penetrating), caustic, harsh, incisive, mordacious, offensive (offending), scathing …

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  • 3 stinging — sting|ing [ stıŋıŋ ] adjective 1. ) very strong or thorough: a stinging defeat a stinging rebuke 2. ) making you feel sore or uncomfortable: a stinging pain a ) hitting you hard: a stinging slap/blow …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 stinging — UK [ˈstɪŋɪŋ] / US adjective 1) very strong, or thorough a stinging defeat a stinging rebuke 2) a) making you feel sore or uncomfortable a stinging pain b) hitting you hard a stinging slap/blow …

    English dictionary

  • 5 stinging — /ˈstɪŋɪŋ/ (say stinging) adjective 1. paining as a result of a sting. 2. imparting a sting: a stinging insect; stinging nettle. 3. hurtful to the feelings: a stinging rebuke. –stingingly, adverb …

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  • 6 stinging — sting|ing [ˈstıŋıŋ] adj stinging attack/report/letter etc a report, letter etc that very strongly criticizes someone or something ▪ Dr Forwell made a stinging attack on government policy …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 stinging — I noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung the sting of death he felt the stinging of nettles • Syn: ↑sting • Derivationally related forms: ↑sting, ↑sting ( …

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  • 8 Stinging — Sting Sting, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stung}(Archaic {Stang}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stinging}.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. {Stick}, v. t.] 1. To… …

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  • 9 stinging — adjective Having the capacity to sting. stinging nettles …

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  • 10 stinging — adj. Stinging is used with these nouns: ↑attack, ↑blow, ↑indictment, ↑insect, ↑nettle, ↑pain, ↑rebuke, ↑sensation, ↑slap …

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  • 11 stinging — sting·ing || stɪŋɪŋ adj. producing or causing a sting; able to cause a sting; hurtful, cutting, biting stɪŋ n. act of stinging; sharp pain or wound caused a stinger; sharp organ or part (Botany, Zoology); covert operation executed by… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 stinging — [ˈstɪŋɪŋ] adj strong enough to upset you a stinging attack on government policy[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 stinging — the act of introducing venom into the flesh of a victim by means of a venom apparatus; envenomation …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 14 stinging — Synonyms and related words: acanaceous, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, aculeolate, acute, afflictive, agonizing, asperous, astringent, atrocious, biting, bitter, brambly, briery, brisk, bristly,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 stinging — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So sharp as to cause mental pain: acerbic, acid, acidic, acrid, astringent, biting, caustic, corrosive, cutting, mordacious, mordant, pungent, scathing, sharp, slashing, trenchant, truculent, vitriolic. See ATTACK …

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  • 16 stinging — sb. Ps. lix. 5 …

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  • 17 stinging — a. Piercing, painful, acute …

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  • 18 Stinging nettle — Urtica dioica subsp. dioica Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …

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  • 19 Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area — Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area, a Tennessee Class II Natural Scientific State Scenic Area, is located in Rhea County, Tennessee, near Spring City.The Stinging Fork Falls trail terminates at the bottom of Stinging Fork Falls, a… …

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  • 20 Stinging cell — Stinging Sting ing, a. Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke. {Sting ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Stinging cell}.… …

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