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Synonyms of aching in English:


  • 1 he had a stiff neck and an aching back
    painful, achy, sore, stiff, hurt, tender, uncomfortable, troublesome;
    hurting, in pain, throbbing, pounding, twingeing;
    smarting, gnawing, burning, tingling, stinging, agonizing, searing, feeling tender, feeling uncomfortable, giving someone trouble
    informal killing, playing someone up, giving someone gyp
  • 2 she's nursing an aching heart
    sorrowful, sad, mournful, miserable, upset, distressed, anguished, heavy with grief, grief-stricken, wretched, heavy;
    grieving, sorrowing, mourning, lamenting, in distress, in anguish, suffering, bleeding
    [Antonyms] cheerful, light
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