Synonyms for ache

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : eyk
Phonetic Transcription : eɪk

Top 10 synonyms for ache Other synonyms for the word ache

Définition of ache

Origin :
  • Old English acan "to ache, suffer pain," from Proto-Germanic *akanan, perhaps from a PIE root *ag-es- "fault, guilt," represented also in Sanskrit and Greek, perhaps imitative of groaning. The verb was pronounced "ake," the noun "ache" (as in speak/speech) but while the noun changed pronunciation to conform to the verb, the spelling of both was changed to ache c.1700 on a false assumption of a Greek origin (specifically Greek akhos "pain, distress," which is rather a distant relation of awe (n.)). Related: Ached; aching.
  • noun sore feeling; dull pain
  • verb feeling soreness or dull pain, often physical
Example sentences :
  • She had dreaded her loneliness with the ache that is despair; but she was not lonely any more.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • It made his eyes yearn for the sight of her with an ache that was physical.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • For my own part I was now feeling the ache of numerous and severe bruises.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • Many years ago she died, but the ache comes back now, as I think of her.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • I'd be nothing but an ache and a stound to the lass, as I've olas been—nothing but an ache and a stound to them all.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • Philip's own throat rose at the sight, and his breast began to ache.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • Her head began to ache, as it always did when a serious conversation was at hand.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • I rose and stretched myself with an ache of luxurious languor.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • You are the only man I have ever loved so much that it was an ache.
  • Extract from : « The Plunderer » by Roy Norton

Antonyms for ache

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