Stinging Sting"ing, a. Piercing, or capable of piercing, with a sting; inflicting acute pain as if with a sting, goad, or pointed weapon; pungent; biting; as, stinging cold; a stinging rebuke. -- {Sting"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Stinging cell}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Lasso cell}, under {Lasso}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stingingly — See sting. * * * …   Universalium

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  • stingingly — adv. painfully; piercingly; bitingly, sarcastically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stingingly — sting·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • stingingly — ˈstiŋiŋlē, ŋēŋ , li adverb : in a stinging manner * * * stingˈingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sting …   Useful english dictionary

  • sting — stingingly, adv. stingless, adj. /sting/, v., stung or (Obs.) stang; stung; stinging; n. v.t. 1. to prick or wound with a sharp pointed, often venom bearing organ. 2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants… …   Universalium

  • caustic — I. adjective Etymology: Latin causticus, from Greek kaustikos, from kaiein to burn Date: 14th century 1. capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action ; corrosive 2. marked by incisive sarcasm 3. relating to or being the surface or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sting — I. verb (stung; stinging) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English stingan; akin to Old Norse stinga to sting and probably to Greek stachys spike of grain, stochos target, aim Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to prick painfully: as …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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