What does the word sting mean?

Usage examples for sting

  1. Stanton felt the sting of her pride, the leap of her blood. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. It wouldn't sting so much." – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  3. And yet it was the word to sting my wife. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung