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Stinging Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    stinging adj
  1. 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" [syn: prickling, tingling]
  2. having a sting or the capacity to sting; "stinging insects"; "stinging nettles" [ant: stingless]
  3. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment" [syn: cutting, edged] n : a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles" [syn: sting]
Stinging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. Stinging cell. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Lasso cell, under Lasso.
Stinging Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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 pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.
  2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite. ``Slander stings the brave.'' --Pope.
  3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Stinging'

  • Stinging nettle: Stinging nettle or common nettle, Urtica dioica, is a herbaceous perennial ... The plant has many hollow stinging hairs called trichome s on ...
  • The Stinging Fly: The Stinging Fly is a literary magazine published in Ireland featuring short stories and poetry. It was founded in 1998 by Declan Meade ...
  • Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area: Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area, a Tennessee Class II Natural-Scientific ... External links : us/environment/na/natareas/stinging/ ...

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