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Dictionary definition for: Stinging

1. (n) a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death" "he felt the stinging of nettles"

2. (s) 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"

3. (a) having a sting or the capacity to sting; "stinging insects" "stinging nettles"

4. (s) (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks" "edged satire" "a stinging comment"

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