Definition of stinging in English:

stinging

adjective

  • 1Having a sting; capable of wounding or piercing with a sting.

    ‘a swarm of stinging insects’
    ‘the stinging tentacles of the jellyfish’
    1. 1.1 Characterized by a sharp tingling or burning sensation.
      ‘a stinging pain’
    2. 1.2 (of criticism) harsh or cruel.
      ‘a stinging rebuke’

Pronunciation

stinging

/ˈstɪŋɪŋ/