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eɪkache

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. achenoun

    Synonyms:
    pain, suffering, smart, anguish, pang

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution4.5 / 2 votes

  1. smarted

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

    Submitted by anonymous on December 20, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  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 database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "ache":

    tummy, pain, aceh, stomachache

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Brooks Koepka:

    I'm dead. I'm fried, my body is starting to ache, too.

  2. Tiger Woods:

    Am I ever going to have full mobility ? No. Never again, but I'll be able to get stronger. It's going to ache, but that's the way it's going to be.

  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. Carolyn Fong/Redux for CNN:

    It felt like if someone was throwing marbles at you or something like that … with just little pings, then there’s the, ‘Oh my gosh, this is it.’ There’s a searing burn, and then there’s an ache.

  5. 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.


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