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[noun] a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
[noun] a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin
[noun] a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
[noun] a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
[verb] saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
[verb] of insects, scorpions, or other animals; "A bee stung my arm yesterday."
[verb] cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
[verb] cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
[verb] cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
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\Sting\, n. [AS. sting a sting. See {Sting}, v. t.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any sharp organ of offense and defense, especially when connected with a poison gland, and adapted to inflict a wound by piercing; as the caudal sting of a scorpion. The sting of a bee or wasp is a modified ovipositor. The caudal sting, or spine, of a sting ray is a modified dorsal fin ray. The term is sometimes applied to the fang of a serpent. See Illust. of {Scorpion}. 2. (Bot.) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secrets an acrid fluid, as in nettles. The points of these hairs usually break off in the wound, and the acrid fluid is pressed into it. 3. Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach. The sting of death is sin. --1 Cor. xv. 56. 4. The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging. ``The lurking serpent's mortal sting.'' --Shak. 5. A goad; incitement. --Shak. 6. The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying. {Sting moth} (Zo["o]l.), an Australian moth ({Doratifera vulnerans}) whose larva is armed, at each end of the body, with four tubercles bearing powerful stinging organs. {Sting ray}. (Zo["o]l.) See under 6th {Ray}. {Sting winkle} (Zo["o]l.), a spinose marine univalve shell of the genus Murex, as the European species ({Murex erinaceus}). See Illust. of {Murex}.
\Sting\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stung}(Archaic {Stang}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stinging}.] [AS. stingan; akin to Icel. & Sw. stinga, Dan. stinge, and probably to E. stick, v.t.; cf. Goth. usstiggan to put out, pluck out. Cf. {Stick}, v. t.] 1. To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands. 2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite. ``Slander stings the brave.'' --Pope. 3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.

Synonyms for sting

bite, bite, bite, bunco, bunco game, bunko, bunko game, burn, con, con game, confidence game, confidence trick, flimflam, gyp, hustle, insect bite, pang, prick, prick, stick, stinging, twinge

See also: ache | bee sting | bruise | cheat | flea bite | force | harm | hurt | hurt | hurt | hurting | injure | injury | mosquito bite | offend | pain | pierce | prickle | rig | smart | spite | suffer | swindle | thrust | trauma | urticate | wound |

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Let's analyse "sting" as pure text. This string has Five letters in One syllable and One vowel. 20% of vowels is 18.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: GNITS. Average typing speed for these characters is 1385 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: ... - .. -. --.


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: sting: 9 = 9, reduced: 9 . and the final result is Nine.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: sting: 1 + 2 + 9 + 5 + 7 = 24, reduced: 6, and the final result is Six.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
G (1) 7 Chariot Strong, Sturdy, Decisive
I (1) 9 Hermit Independent, Researcher, Intell,igent
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
S (1) 19 Sun Colorful, Bright, Perceptive
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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