I saw it in a book. "My sweater was new, stinging red and ugly."

Does it prefer bright red?

voonhung stinging red

It hurt your eyes when you looked at it.

voonhungDoes it prefer bright red?

Does it mean "bright red"?

Yes. That is not a usual way of describing color, by the way. It is synesthetic.

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