Synonyms of sting in English:

sting


See definition of sting

noun

1‘the herb is said to relieve the pain of wasp and bee stings’

SYNONYMS

prick, wound, injury

bite, nip, puncture

2‘to soothe the sting of a cut or burn use aloe juice’

SYNONYMS

smarting, smart, stinging, tingling, tingle, pricking

pain, soreness, hurt, irritation

3‘I recalled the sting of his betrayal’

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heartache, heartbreak, agony, torture, torment, hurt, pain, anguish, distress, desolation, misery

4‘she smiled to take the sting out of her words’

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sharpness, severity, bite, edge, pointedness, asperity, pungency, mordancy, acerbity, acidity, tartness

sarcasm, acrimony, malice, spite, venom

rare causticity, mordacity

5‘that little sting netted him the Bentley and a £350,000 house’

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swindle, fraud, piece of deception, trickery, cheat, bit of sharp practice

rip-off, con, con trick, diddle, fiddle

North American bunco


verb

1‘she was stung by a scorpion’

SYNONYMS

prick, wound, injure, hurt

bite, nip, penetrate

poison

rare urticate

2‘her eyes were stinging from all the smoke’

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smart, tingle, burn, be painful, hurt, be irritated, be sore, ache

3‘in the past she had been stung by his criticism of her’

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upset, wound, distress, make miserable, cut to the quick, sear, grieve, hurt, pain, torment, mortify

4‘he was stung into action by an article in the paper’

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provoke, goad, incite, spur, prick, prod, rouse, stir up, drive, move, motivate, galvanize, stimulate

ANTONYMS

deter

5‘an elaborate fraud which stung the bank for thousands’

SYNONYMS

swindle, defraud, cheat, fleece, gull

rip off, screw, do, rook, diddle, take for a ride, skin, clip, gyp

North American chisel, gouge, bunco

British dated rush