smarting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English smertyng, smertinge, from Old English smeortung, smertung (smarting, itching), equivalent to smart +‎ -ing.

Adjective[edit]

smarting (comparative more smarting, superlative most smarting)

  1. Painful, sore.
    My arm is still smarting from where the ball hit it.
  2. (figuratively) Experiencing emotional pain or embarrassment.

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Verb[edit]

smarting

  1. present participle of smart

Noun[edit]

smarting (plural smartings)

  1. A sensation that smarts or stings.
    • Thomas Halyburton
      Strong they are; for they trample upon our light, the penalties of laws divine and human; yea, and the smartings of our own conscience.

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