Synonyms of 'sting'
1 hurtDictionary, burn, woundThe nettles stung their legs.
2 smartDictionary, burn, painHis cheeks were stinging from the icy wind.
3 angerDictionary, provoke, infuriateSome of the criticism has really stung him.
The decision to allow more construction angered the residents.
I didn't want to do anything to provoke him.
It infuriated her to have to deal with this man.
This proposal will incense conservation campaigners.
It was their smugness that galled her most.
They hold the rebels responsible for inflaming the villagers.
I instantly regretted my remark, because it obviously nettled him.
Cancellations rarely riled him.
She was piqued by his lack of enthusiasm.
4 cheatDictionary, skin (slang), cheat
I'll tell you how they did me.
He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
rip off (slang)
She claims he fleeced her out of thousands of pounds.
He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.
If you feel a taxi driver has overcharged you, say so.
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
take for a ride (informal)
1 prickDictionary, injury, woundRemove the bee sting with tweezers.
I felt a sharp pain in my lower back.
3 fraudDictionary, swindle, cheata sting set by the FBI
related phobia cnidophobia
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Acrimony is bitter and angry words or quarrels.
The council's first meeting ended in acrimony.
If a snake or a small insect bites you, it makes a mark or hole in your skin, and often causes the surrounding area of your skin to become painful or itchy.
We were all badly bitten by mosquitoes.
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Thesaurus for sting from the Collins English Thesaurus
If a plant, animal, or insect stings you, a sharp part of it, usually covered with poison, is pushed into your skin so that you feel a sharp pain.