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1Having an ache in a part of one's body.‘the cool air was a relief to my aching head’
painful, achy, sore, stiff, hurt, tender, uncomfortable, troublesomeView synonyms
- ‘Be prepared for aching ribs Sunday morning.’
- ‘The primary symptom is a painful, aching shoulder of rather nondescript type.’
- ‘Wade, that aching right knee still apparently an issue, missed 10 of his 15 shots.’
- ‘Some people may have a raised temperature, headaches and aching limbs.’
- ‘I lay on my back on the concrete floor and shook my aching head.’
- ‘They told me my aching back would get no relief on the rugged road ahead.’
- ‘What would I have given to have been with you, to have supported your aching head in my arms.’
- ‘No other symptoms are usually present apart from occasional aching joints.’
- ‘Behind the glamour there are tears and aching muscles.’
- ‘When you have aching joints, nothing beats the soothing heat a microwave heat bag can deliver.’
- ‘During those hard times, the poor quality food barely appeased my aching belly.’
- ‘I left Basel with aching feet, piles of business cards, a mild tan, and some inspiration.’
- ‘Feeling absolutely shattered we returned to our messy, near empty house lamenting the lack of soft furnishings to comfort our aching posteriors.’
- ‘Few things are a stronger motivation to get your thesis done than an aching back.’
- ‘I'm sure there's plenty of aching bodies across Kirklees after fantastic efforts by dozens of charity runners.’
- ‘Late yesterday Graham started a sore throat and aching joints.’
2Arousing, experiencing, or expressive of intense sorrow or longing.‘I write this letter with tears in my eyes and an aching heart’‘an aching sense of loss’
sorrowful, sad, mournful, miserable, upset, distressed, anguished, heavy with grief, grief-stricken, wretched, heavyView synonyms
- ‘The cold really hurts, but there are moments of raw and aching beauty despite the harsh unforgiving environment.’
- ‘There is an aching poignancy about Dermot Bolger's wonderfully lyrical ninth novel, 'The Family on Paradise Pier'.’
- ‘He's been credited with creating an aching portrait of the fading American heartland, but Alexander Payne isn't all that excited by idle flattery.’
- ‘Springtime is an aching, falsetto-gospel piano ballad, dedicated to the singer's late mother.’
- ‘Barely alive, with broken bones and an aching heart, he returned to Paradise.’
- ‘The journey is nature's way of healing an aching heart.’
- ‘With their aching melancholy, these a cappella numbers for three voices are the perfect accompaniment to the understated drama unfolding in this dusty terrain.’
- ‘That aching need we had to talk to each other, to tell our stories, has diminished.’
- ‘Their 1967 double-A-side single "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" transformed the nondescript streets of Liverpool suburbs into places of aching nostalgia.’
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