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Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult
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“I felt stung when she made that snide comment about my appearance.”
Past tense for to wound or pierce with a sting
“She would use the nettle to discreetly sting herself when arthritis stiffened her fingers.”
Past tense for to feel or cause to feel a sharp tingling or burning pain or sensation
“Her open wounds seemed to sting with every move, and even if the lightest fabric touched her bruises, she was forced to yelp in pain.”
Past tense for to cause (emotional) hurt or distress to
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“Her words were meant to sting and hurt, to make him feel equally as bad as he had made her now feel.”
Past tense for to provoke someone to do (something) by causing annoyance or offense
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“Socrates' preferred analogy for his own role in the city was that of a gadfly, who lit upon his fellow citizens and sought to sting them into a healthy state of intellectual wakefulness.”
Past tense for to incite anger or indignation in
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“Their insults did not fail to sting his pride and rouse him to revenge.”
Past tense for to overcharge (someone) for something
“To make matters worse, hedge funds sting their customers with high fees.”
Past tense for to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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“His ingenuity was amazing, as he worked with a few native con men using an allegedly hot diamond broach to sting his victims.”
Past tense for to stir up feelings or emotions, typically that translate into action
Past tense for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
(of a state or process) Past tense for to encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
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