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Synonyms for ache
eɪkache

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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. achenoun

    Synonyms:
    pain, suffering, smart, anguish, pang

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ache, achingverb

    a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

    Synonyms:
    aching

  2. hurt, ache, sufferverb

    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, languishverb

    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, hurtverb

    be the source of pain

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

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. achenoun

    Synonyms:
    aching, pain, continued pain

  2. acheverb

    Synonyms:
    be in pain, feel or suffer pain

  3. acheverb

    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. Nina Saria:

    It just felt like a muscle ache.

  2. 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.

  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. Mohsin Nabel:

    ek EHSAN karna , ache hone ki nautanki karna band kar dena.

  5. Aisina Zindusova:

    I felt OK up until now, but I cannot believe I carried a clamp in my stomach for three years after my caesarean , 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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