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Meaning of STINGING

Pronunciation:  st'inging

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
  2. [adj]  (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
  3. [adj]  causing or experiencing a painful shivering feeling as from many tiny pricks; "a prickling blush of embarrassment"; "the tingling feeling in a foot that has gone to sleep"; "a stinging nettle"; "the stinging windblown sleet"
  4. [adj]  having a sting or the capacity to sting; "stinging insects"; "stinging nettles"
 Synonyms: cutting, edged, painful, prickling, sting, tingling, unkind
 Antonyms: stingless
 See Also: hurting, pain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

{Stinging cell}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Lasso cell}, under