Definition of aching in English:

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aching

Pronunciation: /ˈākiNG/

adjective

1Sore; throbbing with pain: the cool air was a relief to my aching head
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  • During those hard times, the poor quality food barely appeased my aching belly.
  • What would I have given to have been with you, to have supported your aching head in my arms.
  • Feeling absolutely shattered we returned to our messy, near empty house lamenting the lack of soft furnishings to comfort our aching posteriors.
2Feeling intense or wistful sadness; sorrowful: an aching feeling of nostalgia
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  • The journey is nature's way of healing an aching heart.
  • There is an aching poignancy about Dermot Bolger's wonderfully lyrical ninth novel, 'The Family on Paradise Pier'.
  • That aching need we had to talk to each other, to tell our stories, has diminished.

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Syllabification: ach·ing

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