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 for stinging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     Stinging cell. (Zool.) Same as Lasso cell, under Lasso.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sting \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.
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     2. To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse;
        to bite. "Slander stings the brave." --Pope.
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     3. To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stinging
      adj 1: (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character;
             "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment"
             [syn: cutting, edged, stinging]
      n 1: a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being
           stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of
           nettles" [syn: sting, stinging]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  112 Moby Thesaurus words for "stinging":
     acanaceous, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent,
     acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, aculeolate, acute, afflictive,
     agonizing, asperous, astringent, atrocious, biting, bitter,
     brambly, briery, brisk, bristly, burn, burning, burning pain, buzz,
     caustic, chafing, corroding, corrosive, cramping, cruel, cutting,
     distressing, double-edged, edged, escharotic, excruciating, fierce,
     fire, fretting, galling, gnawing, grating, grave, grinding,
     griping, hard, harrowing, harsh, hurtful, hurting, incisive,
     irritant, irritating, irritative, keen, mordacious, mordant,
     muricate, nose-tickling, painful, paresthesia, paroxysmal,
     penetrating, piercing, pins and needles, piquant, poignant,
     pricking, prickle, prickles, prickling, prickly, pricky, pungent,
     racking, rasping, rigorous, rough, scathing, scorching, scratchy,
     severe, sharp, shooting, smart, smarting, sour, spasmatic, spasmic,
     spasmodic, stabbing, sting, strident, stringent, tart, thistly,
     thorny, thrill, tingle, tingling, tormenting, torturous, trenchant,
     urtication, vehement, violent, virulent, vitriolic, withering
  
  

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