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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ache, aching(noun)

    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

    Synonyms:
    fair, clean, plumb, plum, fairly

    Antonyms:
    inclined, horizontal

  2. 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:
    switch, careen, lurch, stir, transfer, wobble, change, dislodge, budge, reposition, change over, pitch, agitate, tilt

  3. hurt, ache, suffer(verb)

    feel physical pain

    "Were you hurting after the accident?"

    Synonyms:
    cheeseparing, stunted, tightly fitting, weedy, skinny, tight fitting, tight-fitting, penny-pinching, boney, tightfitting, underweight, scrubby, scraggy, jagged, close, near, bony, scrawny, jaggy

    Antonyms:
    loose, fat, generous

  4. ache, smart, hurt(verb)

    be the source of pain

    Synonyms:
    skin patch, transdermal patch

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

Editors Contribution

  1. smarted

    to feel a sharp, stinging pain, as in a wound

    Submitted by anonymous on December 20, 2020  

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 for "ache":

    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. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence:

    All of Indiana mourns the loss of Principal Susan Jordan, our hearts ache for her family, the school community and for all the children who were fortunate enough to be part of her world. Hoosiers will never forget that Principal Jordan lived the life of a hero and can always be grateful for her service and courage.

  2. Christopher Labos:

    Many times heart attacks can present with atypical symptoms, sometimes it's a dull ache, sometimes it's burning pain, sometimes it's a sharp stabbing pain, and it can be really tough for patients to know if this is actually their heart or not.

  3. William Blake:

    Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.

  4. Josh Sweeney:

    The whole time I was doing that, not even really realizing how much I was using all those muscles I haven’t been able to use, I would get done with practice and be sore, for the first year, my elbow, shoulder and hand would just ache.

  5. 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.

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    • B. agreeable
    • C. pestilent
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