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Pang vs. Sting — What's the Difference?

Pang vs. Sting — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Pang and Sting

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Pang

A sudden sharp bodily pain
Hunger pangs.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

To pierce or wound painfully with a sharp-pointed structure or organ, as that of certain insects.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress
A pang of guilt.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

To cause to feel a sharp, smarting pain
Smoke stinging our eyes.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

To feel sharp bodily pains.
Aug 10, 2021
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Sting

To cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings
Those harsh words stung me.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

To feel pangs of distress.
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Sting

To spur on or stimulate by sharp irritation
"A meaningless retort.
The kind someone is stung into making out of sheer exasperation" (Paul Scott).
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A paroxysm of extreme physical pain or anguish; a feeling of sudden and transitory agony; a throe.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(Slang) To cheat or overcharge.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A sudden sharp feeling of an emotional or mental nature, as of joy or sorrow.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

To have, use, or wound with a sharp-pointed structure or organ
Do all bees sting?.
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Pang

(transitive) To cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment, to torture.
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Sting

To cause a sharp, smarting pain
The needle will sting a little.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A paroxysm of extreme pain or anguish; a sudden and transitory agony; a throe; as, the pangs of death.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

The act of stinging.
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Pang

To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment.
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Sting

The wound or pain caused by stinging.
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Pang

A sudden sharp feeling;
Pangs of regret
She felt a stab of excitement
Twinges of conscience
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A sharp, piercing organ or part, often ejecting a venomous secretion, as the modified ovipositor of a bee or wasp or the spine of certain fishes.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A mental pain or distress;
A pang of conscience
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A hurtful quality or power
The sting of rejection.
Aug 10, 2021

Pang

A sharp spasm of pain
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Sting

A keen stimulus or incitement; a goad or spur
The sting of curiosity.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(Slang) A confidence game, especially one implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals.
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Sting

A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
Look at this nasty hornet sting: it's turned blue!
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Sting

A puncture made by an insect or arachnid in an attack, usually including the injection of venom.
She died from a bee sting.
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Sting

A pointed portion of an insect or arachnid used for attack.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
That plant will give a little sting if you touch it.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(botany) A sharp-pointed hollow hair seated on a gland which secretes an acrid fluid, as in nettles.
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Sting

The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(law enforcement) A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
The criminal gang was caught after a successful sting.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A brief sequence of music used in films, TV, and video games as a form of scenic punctuation or to identify the broadcasting station.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A support for a wind tunnel model which extends parallel to the air flow.
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Sting

(figurative) The harmful or painful part of something.
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Sting

A goad; incitement.
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Sting

The concluding point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(ambitransitive) To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point, or both.
An adder came out of a little heathbush, and it stung a man in the foot.
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Sting

To puncture with the stinger.
A mosquito stung me on the arm.
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Sting

To hurt, to be in pain (physically or emotionally).
My hand stings after knocking on the door so long.
Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

(figurative) To cause harm or pain to.
I thought I could park in front of the hotel, but they stung me for five pounds!
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

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.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

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.
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Sting

Anything that gives acute pain, bodily or mental; as, the stings of remorse; the stings of reproach.
The sting of death is sin.
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Sting

The thrust of a sting into the flesh; the act of stinging; a wound inflicted by stinging.
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Sting

A goad; incitement.
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Sting

The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying.
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Sting

To pierce or wound with a sting; as, bees will sting an animal that irritates them; the nettles stung his hands.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

To pain acutely; as, the conscience is stung with remorse; to bite.
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches.
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Sting

A kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;
The sting of death
He felt the stinging of nettles
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A mental pain or distress;
A pang of conscience
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
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Sting

A swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
Aug 10, 2021

Sting

Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;
The sun burned his face
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Sting

Deliver a sting to;
A bee stung my arm yesterday
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Sting

Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;
They stuck me with the dinner bill
I was stung with a huge tax bill
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Sting

Cause a stinging pain;
The needle pricked his skin
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Sting

Cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;
His remark stung her
Aug 10, 2021

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