Synonyms for ached

Grammar : Verb
Spell : eyk
Phonetic Transcription : eɪk

Définition of ached

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.
  • verb feeling soreness or dull pain, often physical
Example sentences :
  • If Hetty could have been transported to the spot, how would her heart have ached!
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • And how often have I longed and ached to hear from my dear old dad again!
  • Extract from : « The Spoilers of the Valley » by Robert Watson
  • Her heart ached at the word, ached with the longing for rest and peace.
  • Extract from : « Nell, of Shorne Mills » by Charles Garvice
  • But though he ached with fatigue from neck to heel, there was no sleep for him.
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • At last I was able to open my eyes, which ached as if needles had been stuck into them.
  • Extract from : « In the Forbidden Land » by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
  • It seemed to come closer to her, and to fill an emptiness that ached in her heart.
  • Extract from : « O Pioneers! » by Willa Cather
  • She longed to be free from her own body, which ached and was so heavy.
  • Extract from : « O Pioneers! » by Willa Cather
  • He had his thoughts, thoughts that set his jaws till they ached.
  • Extract from : « Terry » by Charles Goff Thomson
  • It throbbed in his temples, ached to the ends of his toes, set his body aflame with it.
  • Extract from : « The Monster » by S. M. Tenneshaw
  • But in those days of reading-classes her heart had not ached.
  • Extract from : « Country Neighbors » by Alice Brown

Antonyms for ached

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