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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

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. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller:

    He was as dedicated as anyone can be dedicated. We lose, we hurt, we ache, we feel this, but our community will too.

  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. Herman Melville:

    The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.

  4. 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.

  5. Henry Adams:

    You say that love is nonsense....I tell you it is no such thing. For weeks and months it is a steady physical pain, an ache about the heart, never leaving one, by night or by day a long strain on one's nerves like toothache or rheumatism, not intolerable at any one instant, but exhausting by its steady drain on the strength.


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