What is another word for stye?
9 synonyms found
[ stˈa͡ɪ], [ stˈaɪ], [ s_t_ˈaɪ]
A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a painful red lump that appears on the edge of the eyelid. Some common synonyms for stye include eye abscess, heat bump, blister, boil, and pimple. "Eye abscess" is a particularly descriptive term, as it suggests the presence of pus and inflammation. "Heat bump" is a colloquial term that connotes the warmth and tenderness of the affected area. "Blister" and "boil" both imply a small, raised area filled with fluid or pus. "Pimple" is a more generic term that can refer to any similar lesion, but it still conveys the discomfort and unsightliness of a stye.