What is another word for Styes?

5 synonyms found


[ stˈa͡ɪz], [ stˈa‍ɪz], [ s_t_ˈaɪ_z]

Styes are a common eye condition also known as hordeolum. However, there are several other synonyms to describe the same condition. One such synonym is an eye boil. Eye boils usually occur due to the bacterial infection of an eyelash follicle or sebaceous gland. Another synonym for eye styes is an eyelid pimple. These pimples are not the same as acne pimples. Another synonym for the same condition is a meibomian cyst. Closing the lid of the infected eye for several minutes can provide relief for the discomfort caused by the stye. Overall, the synonyms help to describe the same eye condition in somewhat different terms.

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What are the hypernyms for Styes?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Styes

The air is cool and we can hear the voicing of the kine come from the pasture lot anear the Styes where grunt the swine.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
He pursued his walk, and stopped in an alley of chestnuts along the walls above the monastery; thence he went into the court in front of the cloister, the outbuildings, the stables, the woodsheds, even the pig-Styes.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
Prosperity in the shapes of pig Styes and stables had collected round Annie's door, and Mrs. M'Shane was proud to be a visitor in such a house.
"The Untilled Field"
George Moore

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