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sting

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sting

  1. 1 to charge (someone) too much for goods or services a nightclub that's been stinging patrons for years Synonyms of sting gouge, soak, overcharge, surchargeWords Related to sting cheat, defraud, stick; clip, fleece, skin; mischargeAntonyms of sting undercharge

  2. 2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats swindlers who sting unwary tourists by posing as officials demanding money Synonyms of sting beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, gaff, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, fleece, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to sting extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk


sting

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sting

  1. 1 an instance of the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value the pawn shop operation turned out to be a sting by undercover police officers to catch the ring of burglars Synonyms of sting bunco (or bunko), con, fiddle [chiefly British], flimflam, gyp, hustle, scam, shell game, fraud, swindleWords Related to sting cross, fix; Ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme; racket, rip-off; thimblerig, three-card monte; device, dodge, gimmick, jig, ploy, scheme, sleight, stratagem, trick, wile; gouging, overcharging, soaking; counterfeit, fake, forgery, hoax, humbug, phony (also phoney), sham

  2. 2 a sharp unpleasant sensation usually felt in some specific part of the body the sting of cold air against my face Synonyms of sting ache, pang, prick, shoot, smart, pain, stitch, throe, tingle, twingeWords Related to sting 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 of sting comfort, ease, easiness


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