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stinging

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

causing intense discomfort to one's skin
  • these cold, stinging winds are not just a discomfort—they can be dangerous to exposed flesh

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stinging

verb
present participle of sting

Synonyms & Antonyms of stinging (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to charge (someone) too much for goods or services
  • a nightclub that's been stinging patrons for years

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“Stinging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stinging. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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