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Princeton's WordNet

  1. annoyed, irritated, miffed, nettled, peeved, pissed, pissed off, riled, roiled, steamed, stungadjective

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stungthe preterite and participle passive of sting.

    To both these sisters have I sworn my love:
    Each jealous of the other, as the stung
    Are of the adder. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    With envy stung, they view each other’s deeds,
    The fragrant work with diligence proceeds. John Dryden, Æn.


  1. stung

    Stung is the past tense of sting. It refers to the action of being jabbed or pricked, especially by an insect, which injects venom or causes pain. It can also be used metaphorically to describe the feeling of intense emotional hurt or insult.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stung

    of Sting

  2. Stung

    imp. & p. p. of Sting

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stung

    stung, pa.t. and pa.p. of sting.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stung in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stung in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stung in a Sentence

  1. Mike Parker:

    No one seemed frantic at all, not even the woman who was stung. The flight attendants did a great job, as did the captain.

  2. Andrea Pergola:

    Please if you are stung or your kid is stung get to the ER and let them treat you, i can assure you, we didn’t realize he had been stung so many times (the entire site was on fire and then went numb) and normal over-the-counter Benadryl would not have treated this at home.

  3. United Airlines:

    Our flight attendants helped a customer who was stung by what appeared to be a scorpion on a flight last week, our crew immediately consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground who provided guidance throughout the incident and assured our crew that it was not a life-threatening matter.

  4. Tonya Kronk:

    I took my body board out past the sand bar and it wasn't five minutes before I got stung, i went to catch a wave and it just kinda stuck to my leg, it was wrapped around it and I couldn't get it off fast enough.

  5. Rachel Bloom:

    We didn't get any nominations last year, and that stung because I was really proud of our work last year, and so to get two in our final season was great.

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    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    • A. snap
    • B. impurity
    • C. tingle
    • D. scholastic

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