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What is another word for smarting?

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Feeling, or causing, (typically slight or stinging) pain
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“He dipped the cloth gingerly into the cold water in the basin and applied it to his smarting face.”
(of the air or wind) Extremely cold
Deeply felt by one's senses, especially if unpleasant
Having an acid taste like lemon or vinegar
An unpleasant sensation caused by physical illness or injury
The state or feeling of shame or humiliation
Present participle for to feel physical pain, usually a sharp or stinging sensation
“Nigella's hand would smart for hours after she accidentally grabbed the hot pan from out of the oven without using a mitt.”
Present participle for to feel emotionally upset
“Donald would smart and stew over Barry's condescending comments about him at a public function.”
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