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PANG

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pang mean? 

PANG (noun)
  The noun PANG has 3 senses:

1. a sudden sharp feeling
2. a mental pain or distress
3. a sharp spasm of pain

  Familiarity information: PANG used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PANG (noun)


Sense 1pang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sudden sharp feeling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

pang; stab; twinge

Context examples:

pangs of regret / she felt a stab of excitement / twinges of conscience

Hypernyms ("pang" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pang"):

guilt pang (pangs of feeling guilty)


Sense 2pang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental pain or distress

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

pang; sting

Context example:

a pang of conscience

Hypernyms ("pang" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)


Sense 3pang [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sharp spasm of pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("pang" is a kind of...):

hurting; pain (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pang"):

birth pangs; labor pains; labour pains (a regularly recurrent spasm of pain that is characteristic of childbirth)

afterpains (pains felt by a woman after her baby is born; associated with contractions of the uterus)


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