Definition of Smarting

1. Noun. A kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore.

Exact synonyms: Smart, Smartness
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain
Derivative terms: Smart, Smart, Smart, Smart



Definition of Smarting

1. Adjective. Painful, sore. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smarting

1. smart [v] - See also: smart

Lexicographical Neighbors of Smarting

smartbooks
smartcard
smartcards
smartdust
smarted
smarted off
smarten
smarten up
smartened
smartening
smartens
smarter
smartest
smartie
smarties
smarting (current term)
smarting off
smartish
smartly
smartmouth
smartmouthed
smartmouthing
smartmouths
smartness
smartnesses
smartphone
smartphones
smarts
smarts off
smartweed

Literary usage of Smarting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica: A Record of the Positive Effects of by Timothy Field Allen (1875)
"smarting pains in the anterior portion of the left side of the penis coming from ... smarting-burning pain in the upper part of the right side of the penis. ..."

2. Homœopathic Therapeutics by Samuel Lilienthal (1890)
"After: acrid, smarting ... in uterine region, with pressure in parts, itching and excoriations at vulva and vagina: smarting and burning when urinating. ..."

3. Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the by Agnes Strickland (1859)
"who had driven their lawful Sovereign into her toils; but she followed it up with remarks still more offensive to the royal victim, who was smarting under ..."

4. Our First Century: Being a Popular Descriptive Portraiture of the One by Richard Miller Devens (1876)
"smarting of the Hands and Face.—Salt, Ashes, and Sulphureous Vapors, etc.—Tradition Among the Arabs.—Sad Fate of Former Explorers.—Temperature of This Sea. ..."

5. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"... And give soft languor to the smarting wound; Or if the splendour of the diamond's rays, The sapphire's azure, or the ruby's blaze, Invite your sails to ..."

6. A Handbook of Therapeutics by Sydney Ringer (1871)
"The author has tried this application •with girls without success, as it excites smarting, and induces them to pick oft" the collodion. ..."

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