Definitions

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  • adjective Painful, sore.

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  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore

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Examples

  • Just three voted against it: Palau, Israel (itself subject to embargoes and boycotts since 1948), and the United States, which is now smarting from the shortage of rare earth.

    Sarah Stephens: Embargoes

  • In 2008, Carly Simon was smarting from a fight with a label over an album of new material.

    Haven't I Heard That Song Before?

  • Getting dates, not making money seems to have been the motivation for Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 when, smarting from a break-up, the Harvard student and computer whiz sat down at the keyboard with his best friend Eduardo.

    'The Social Network' Tells True Story of Worldwide Phenomenon, Facebook

  • Just three voted against it: Palau, Israel (itself subject to embargoes and boycotts since 1948), and the United States, which is now smarting from the shortage of rare earth.

    Sarah Stephens: Embargoes

  • Just three voted against it: Palau, Israel (itself subject to embargoes and boycotts since 1948), and the United States, which is now smarting from the shortage of rare earth.

    Sarah Stephens: Embargoes

  • Getting dates, not making money seems to have been the motivation for Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 when, smarting from a break-up, the Harvard student and computer whiz sat down at the keyboard with his best friend Eduardo.

    'The Social Network' Tells True Story of Worldwide Phenomenon, Facebook

  • I predict that, some time shortly after the end of this fiscal quarter, a frustrated reporter still smarting from the totally unfair chewing-out by his or her editor is going to do the journalistic (and metaphorical) equivalent of rushing the podium and smacking Robert Gibbs right in the chops.

    Battered Media Syndrome: the endgame? | RedState

  • Kathleen, the imperious editor in chief, is smarting from a betrayal in her open marriage; Arthur, the lazy obituary writer, is transformed by a personal tragedy; Abby, the embattled financial officer, discovers that her job cuts and her love life are intertwined in a most unexpected way.

    The Imperfectionists: Summary and book reviews of The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.

  • With Pierre Thomas hobbled by an ankle injury and smarting from a home loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, the Saints could use Bush.

    Reggie Bush says he's been cleared to play for Saints

  • Just three voted against it: Palau, Israel (itself subject to embargoes and boycotts since 1948), and the United States, which is now smarting from the shortage of rare earth.

    Sarah Stephens: Embargoes

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  • Also, present participle of the verb 'to smart'. 'My knee was smarting after I fell off my bike.'

    October 9, 2011