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prick

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prick

  1. 1 a mark or small hole made by a pointed instrument <the immunization shot left a prick on my arm that turned into a bruise> Synonyms perforation, pinhole, pinprick, punch, puncture, stab Related Words gouge, groove, hollow; break, cut, gash, incision, laceration, notch, rent, rip, rupture, slash, slit, tear

  2. 2 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body <she felt a sharp prick when the nurse gave her the shot> Synonyms ache, pang, pain, shoot, smart, sting, stitch, throe, tingle, twingeRelated Words discomfort, distress, soreness, tenderness; affliction, agony, anguish, misery, sufferance, suffering, torment, torture; inflammation, sore, swelling; damage, detriment, harm, hurt, injury; backache, bellyache, charley horse, colic, complaint, earache, gripe, headache, stomachache, toothacheNear Antonyms comfort, ease, easiness




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