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- Having the capacity to sting.
- stinging nettles
- (figurative) Precise and hurtful.
- 2017 September 27, David Browne, “Hugh Hefner, 'Playboy' Founder, Dead at 91”, in Rolling Stone:
- That same year, a young Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at one of his Playboy Clubs and wrote a stinging inside critique of the magazine's ethos and chauvinism in an article, titled "A Bunny's Tale," which was published in Show magazine.
stinging (plural stingings)
- The act by which someone receives a sting.
- the stingings of scorpions
- stingings of remorse