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Hollywood can be a very stinging town. They say it's a forgiving business. It's not that forgiving.
Jeff Conaway

Meaning of "stinging" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STINGING

stinging  [ˈstɪŋɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STINGING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Stinging is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES STINGING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sting

Sting may refer to: ▪ Stinger, a structure of an animal or plant to inject venom, or the injury produced by a stinger...

Definition of stinging in the English dictionary

The first definition of stinging in the dictionary is capable of inflicting wounds by the injection of poison. Other definition of stinging is causing or capable of causing a sharp physical pain. Stinging is also causing a sharp mental pain.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH STINGING


bell-ringing
bɛlˈrɪŋɪŋ
blinging
ˈblɪŋɪŋ
clinging
ˈklɪŋɪŋ
gunslinging
ˈɡʌnˌslɪŋɪŋ
minging
ˈmɪŋɪŋ
mudslinging
ˈmʌdˌslɪŋɪŋ
pinging
ˈpɪŋɪŋ
ringing
ˈrɪŋɪŋ
singing
ˈsɪŋɪŋ
springing
ˈsprɪŋɪŋ
swinging
ˈswɪŋɪŋ
upbringing
ˈʌpˌbrɪŋɪŋ
wringing
ˈrɪŋɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STINGING

sting
sting in the tail
sting operation
stingaree
stingbull
stinger
stingier
stingies
stingiest
stingily
stinginess
stinging hair
stinging nettle
stinging tree
stingingly
stingingness
stingless
stingo
stingray
stingy

WORDS THAT END LIKE STINGING

avenging
banging
belonging
challenging
changing
community singing
cringing
flanging
flower arranging
game-changing
gang-banging
hand-wringing
longing
managing
overhanging
paperhanging
plunging
thronging
unchanging
wall hanging
wide-ranging

Synonyms and antonyms of stinging in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «STINGING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «stinging» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of stinging

Translation of «stinging» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STINGING

Find out the translation of stinging to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of stinging from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «stinging» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escozor
570 millions of speakers

English

stinging
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चुभने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لاذع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жало
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

pungente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যন্ত্রণাদায়ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

piqûre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyengat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

stechend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

辛辣な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쏘는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Stinging
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chua cay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உணர்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डुकरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sızlatan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pungente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kłucie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жало
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înțepătură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τσούξιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svidande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stinging
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of stinging

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STINGING»

The term «stinging» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.665 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STINGING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about stinging

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5 QUOTES WITH «STINGING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word stinging.
1
Chanakya
The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.
2
Irvin S. Cobb
A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
3
Jeff Conaway
Hollywood can be a very stinging town. They say it's a forgiving business. It's not that forgiving.
4
Sheri L. Dew
Satan understands the power of men and women united in righteousness. He is still stinging from his banishment into eternal exile after Michael led the hosts of heaven, comprised of valiant men and women united in the cause of Christ, against him.
5
Lewis Thomas
A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun's position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees; maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STINGING»

Discover the use of stinging in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to stinging and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
101 Uses for Stinging Nettles
But apart from having an important role in the web of life, nettles are an incredibly useful plant to mankind. They have been put to myriad uses by our ancestors, and many of these are still valid today.
Piers Warren, 2006
2
Stinging Trees and Wait-a-Whiles: Confessions of a ...
" As Laurance writes in the preface, the book is "not a typical account about scientific research--at least I hope not, for my colleagues' sake.
William Laurance, 2000
3
Unabridged Dictionary of the Sensations "as If".
Stinging Arm. — Sensation as of stinging in right arm extending to fingers. Aesculus Hii pocastanum (Hg) Stinging Arm. — Stinging in the right arm and se. isation as if it had gone to sleep. Lachesis (Hg) Stinging Arm Finger. — A tearing, then a ...
James William Ward, 1985
4
Bees and Other Stinging Insects: Bee Aware and Bee Safe
Anyone looking to prevent or treat the painful retaliations of wasps, bees, and other stinging insects will enjoy and profit from this witty and informative guide.
Heidi Ratner-Connolly, Randy Connolly, 2004
5
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
Stinging nettles often look bushy, but that's because each plant can send out underground roots that generate new stalks, resulting in a very dense cluster. An individual stalk often has no branches, just a central stem that can reach 5 feet.
Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton, 1998
6
Behavioral and Physiological Ecology of Scorpion Venom ...
When stinging, these scorpions can choose between delivering a dry or wet sting. Should they deliver a wet sting, they meter the volume of venom injected, delivering more during high-threat than low-threat conditions.
Zia Nisani, 2008
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What Bit Me?: Identifying Hawai'i's Stinging and Biting ...
They also discuss how to treat bites and stings safely. What Bit Me? belongs on every home medical bookshelf.
Gordon M. Nishida, JoAnn M. Tenorio, 1993
8
Clown Fish: Friends of the Stinging Anemone: A 15-Minute Book
... Book Caitlind L. Alexander. CLOWN FISH FRIENDS OF THE STINGING ANEMONE By Caitlind L. Alexander A LearningIsland.com 15 Minute Book Editor : Jennifer Robinson Pictures by Clipart.com LearningIsland.com (c) Copyright 2004.
Caitlind L. Alexander
9
A Night With the Hants & Other Alabama Folk Experiences
III THE RATTLESNAKE THAT SWALLOWED THE CALF 1 Stinging Snakes Sting in Water Now I believe firmly in stinging snakes because I have seen what they can do. My brother died from one's sting. We were living over in the country when  ...
Ray B. Browne, 1976
10
Wildflowers and Other Plants of Iowa Wetlands
Stinging. nettle: Urtica. dioica. L. 141 Other common names: Burning nettle, dog nettle, wood nettle. Urtica: From Latin meaning "nettle". Originally, the Latin derivation was from uro, meaning "to burn", from the sensation felt upon contact.
Sylvan T. Runkel, Dean M. Roosa, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STINGING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term stinging is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stinging Insects More Aggressive in Late Summer
READING, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the second half of summer, stinging insect nests have grown quite large and the numbers of bees and wasps are almost ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
2
Stinging men-of-war found on Delaware beaches
State parks officials are warning ocean swimmers to use caution on beaches from Cape Henlopen to Fenwick Island after three, tropical Portuguese men-of-war ... «The News Journal, Jul 15»
3
Staying safe around stinging insects
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Bees, wasps and hornets are more abundant during the warmer months, leaving many people vulnerable to stings. Anyone who ... «WVLT, Jun 15»
4
How to grow a beard of bees - because who doesn't want 10000 …
But instead of hair (or, in the case of this poor guy on his stag do, pubic hair), there are stinging insects. What could possibly go wrong? Here's how to make your ... «mirror.co.uk, May 15»
5
Here come the stinging caterpillars — again
The stinging caterpillars that will become buck moths are beginning to ... "People experience the painful sting of the caterpillars either by stepping on them on ... «Houma Courier, Apr 15»
6
The tentacle returns: Stinging creatures back on beach
Can inflict extremely painful stings. Symptoms include severe shooting pain described as a shock-like sensation and intense joint and muscle pain. Pain may be ... «Charleston Post Courier, Mar 15»
7
Wasp warning in Canberra after spate of serious stinging attacks
Authorities are warning residents in Canberra to be careful around wasp nests, with a spate of serious stinging attacks occurring this year. In the last month, ... «ABC Online, Feb 15»
8
Expert says stinging caterpillars rare in Missouri
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won't encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming ... «fox2now.com, Oct 14»
9
Stinging caterpillars make appearance in Southeastern NC
The puss caterpillar, a stinging caterpillar that is roughly pear-shaped and densley covered with hair-like setae. The long setae may be pale yellow, gray, ... «StarNewsOnline.com, Sep 14»
10
Stinging Nettle Soup
Uncooked stinging nettles will sting you, so be sure to wear gloves when handling them. For best flavour, harvest only the top section of the plant, containing the ... «The Globe and Mail, Aug 14»

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