Synonyms for aching

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ey-king
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪ kɪŋ

Définition of aching

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.
  • adj painful
Example sentences :
  • Aren't you just aching for a wee house of your own, the same way that I am!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I went with my mind an aching void, and my heart a cold boiled potato.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • The other masters lived at a distance, and Ketch's old legs were aching.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • She thanked him, but it was with an aching heart, for Constance could not feel this hope.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Before morning I was aching all over: I had rheumatic fever.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • With that she took her golden armlet from her arm and laid it on the aching place.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • Toward morning she woke with aching head and miserable mind.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • After that he scrambled to his feet and stood swaying upon his aching limbs.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • He felt stiff, and sore, and his head was aching maddeningly.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • His whole body was bruised and aching, his thoughts hazy and blurred.
  • Extract from : « Two Thousand Miles Below » by Charles Willard Diffin

Antonyms for aching

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