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Synonyms for ache
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ache, aching(verb)

    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

    Synonyms:
    aching

  2. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

    Synonyms:
    injure, get, hurt, abide, endure, stand, suffer, lose, smart, tolerate, meet, support, stick out, wound, stomach, sustain, pine, spite, brook, bear, yen, bruise, yearn, pain, offend, languish, digest, have, anguish, put up

  3. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

    Synonyms:
    smart, languish, hurt, fade, pine away, yearn, long, suffer, pine, hanker, waste, yen

  4. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

    Synonyms:
    smart, languish, hurt, wound, injure, yearn, bruise, offend, suffer, pine, anguish, spite, pain, yen

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ache

    Pain is the most general term of this group, including all the others; pain is a disturbing sensation from which nature revolts, resulting from some injurious external interference (as from a wound, a bruise, a harsh word, etc.), or from some lack of what one needs, craves, or cherishes (as, the pain of hunger or bereavement), or from some abnormal action of bodily or mental functions (as, the pains of disease, envy, or discontent). Suffering is one of the severer forms of pain. The prick of a needle causes pain, but we should scarcely speak of it as suffering. Distress is too strong a word for little hurts, too feeble for the intensest suffering, but commonly applied to some continuous or prolonged trouble or need; as, the distress of a shipwrecked crew, or of a destitute family. Ache is lingering pain, more or less severe; pang, a pain short, sharp, intense, and perhaps repeated. We speak of the pangs of hunger or of remorse. Throe is a violent and thrilling pain. Paroxysm applies to an alternately recurring and receding pain, which comes as it were in waves; the paroxysm is the rising of the wave. Torment and torture are intense and terrible sufferings. Agony and anguish express the utmost pain or suffering of body or mind. Agony of body is that with which the system struggles; anguish that by which it is crushed.

    Synonyms:
    agony, anguish, distress, pain, pang, paroxysm, suffering, throe, torment, torture, twinge, wo(e)

    Antonyms:
    comfort, delight, ease, enjoyment, peace, rapture, relief, solace

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ache(n)

    Synonyms:
    pain, suffering, smart, anguish, pang

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ache(n.)

    Synonyms:
    aching, pain, continued pain

  2. ache(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be in pain, feel or suffer pain

  3. ache(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be painful, give pain

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tummy, pain, aceh, stomachache

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ACHE

    Synonyms:
    acetylcholinesterase, OTTHUMP00000211347, EC 3.1.1.7, OTTHUMP00000211349, YT, OTTHUMP00000211356, acetylcholinesterase (Yt blood group), apoptosis-related acetylcholinesterase, ARACHE, Yt blood group, N-ACHE, AChE, OTTHUMP00000211345, EC 3.1.1, OTTHUMP00000211346

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How to use ache in a sentence?

  1. Ron Prestage:

    They get a little bit of a belly ache and have diarrhea and then get over it.

  2. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

  3. Greg Poland:

    If you have an acute case of coronavirus or flu, you will feel so tired, so achy, you'd basically be driven to bed. Everybody would see the difference, allergies may make you feel tired, but they're not going to cause severe muscle or joint ache.

  4. One Boston sales representative:

    I was responsible for opening up the New York market from my home in Connecticut, so I was gone three to four days a week, leaving my two little boys — one just a newborn — back home, at night on the phone my wife would say, ‘The baby gave a big smile today,’ or my other little boy would master a new skill, and I would just feel an indescribable ache inside. What was I doing, working so hard and missing these incredible moments?

  5. Aisina Zindusova:

    My back started to ache and I started to lose weight, then an X-ray found a clamp inside of me.


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