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stung

 (stŭng)
v.
Past tense and past participle of sting.

stung

(stʌŋ)
vb
the past tense and past participle of sting
adj
slang Austral drunk; intoxicated

sting

(stɪŋ)

v. stung, sting•ing,
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 do.
3. to cause to smart or to feel a sharp pain.
4. to cause mental or moral anguish.
5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation.
6. Slang. to cheat or take advantage of, esp. to overcharge; soak.
v.i.
7. to use, have, or wound with a sting, as bees.
8. to cause a sharp, smarting pain.
9. to cause or feel acute mental pain or irritation: The memory of that insult still stings.
10. to feel a smarting pain, as from a blow or the sting of an insect.
n.
11. an act or an instance of stinging.
12. a wound, pain, or smart caused by stinging.
13. any sharp physical or mental wound, hurt, or pain.
14. anything or an element in anything that wounds, pains, or irritates.
15. capacity to wound or pain: Satire has a sting.
16. a sharp stimulus or incitement.
17. any of various sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organs of insects or other animals.
18. Slang.
b. an ostensibly illegal operation, as the buying of stolen goods, used by undercover investigators to collect evidence of wrongdoing.
[before 900; Old English stingan, c. Old Norse stinga to pierce]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stung - aroused to impatience or angerstung - aroused to impatience or anger; "made an irritated gesture"; "feeling nettled from the constant teasing"; "peeved about being left out"; "felt really pissed at her snootiness"; "riled no end by his lies"; "roiled by the delay"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure

stung

adjective hurt, wounded, angered, roused, incensed, exasperated, resentful, nettled, goaded, piqued I was stung by her attitude.
Translations

stung

pret & pp de sting
References in classic literature ?
The cold stung, and at the same time delighted one.
Stung to madness, he vainly hoped, as many another has done, to fling the whole thing from his heart by one desperate effort.
I was so stung by this brutal remark that I took my custom elsewhere.
Sometimes when some outrage of peculiar offensiveness stung her to the heart, she would plan schemes of vengeance and revel in the fancied spectacle of his exposure to the world as an imposter and a slave; but in the midst of these joys fear would strike her; she had made him too strong; she could prove nothing, and--heavens, she might get sold down the river for her pains
We were stung by scorpions, chased by wild beasts, bitten by snakes, and finally, after having nearly reached the desired spot,--after swimming rivers, encountering wild beasts, sleeping in the woods, suffering hunger and nakedness,--we were overtaken by our pursuers, and, in our resistance, we were shot dead upon the spot
Jealousy had got hold of him: she stung him; but the sting was salutary: it gave him respite from the gnawing fang of melancholy.
The efforts which he had made -bluntly and incautiously, I own, but with the purest and kindest intentions, as I know -- to compose the quarrel before leaving home, were perverted, by the vilest misconstruction, to support an accusation of treachery and falsehood which would have stung any man to the quick.
With this uneasiness half stifled, and half reproaching him, he had been brought to the pointed comparison of himself with the brave old gentleman in whom duty was so strong; upon that comparison (injurious to himself) had instantly followed the sneers of Monseigneur, which had stung him bitterly, and those of Stryver, which above all were coarse and galling, for old reasons.
Uriah fell back, as if he had been struck or stung.
A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
To extricate himself from the stirrups and fallen steed, was to the Templar scarce the work of a moment; and, stung with madness, both at his disgrace and at the acclamations with which it was hailed by the spectators, he drew his sword and waved it in defiance of his conqueror.
Then, stung by a half intuition of his meaning, she repulsed him and said angrily, "YOU despise ME.