AskDefine | Define stinging

Dictionary Definition

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]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Having the capacity to sting.
    stinging nettles


  1. present participle of sting

Extensive Definition

Sting may refer to:

People and Corporations


Fictional uses

Sports teams

See also

stinging in Danish: Sting (flertydig)
stinging in German: Stachel
stinging in Spanish: Sting
stinging in French: Dard
stinging in Korean: 스팅
stinging in Japanese: スティング
stinging in Simple English: Sting (disambiguation)
stinging in Swedish: Gadd
stinging in Chinese: Sting

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