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headache

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdeɪk
 
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Definition of headache in English:

noun

1A continuous pain in the head: I’ve got a splitting headache she complained of a severe headache
More example sentences
  • The children who reported back pain also complained of abdominal pain, headaches and sore throats.
  • Alternatively, there may be little ocular pain but severe headache and nausea or vomiting.
  • Donna had a headache which developed into severe pain the following day.
Synonyms
1.1 informal A thing or person that causes worry or difficulty; a problem: an administrative headache
More example sentences
  • Now the only headache to worry about is a break-down or even worse an accident.
  • But getting to that stage can be fraught with dilemma headaches and expense.
  • The former gas works at Heworth Green has been a worry to residents and a headache to planners for years.
Synonyms
nuisance, trouble, problem, issue, bother, bugbear, hassle, pain, pest, worry, inconvenience, vexation, irritant, source of irritation, source of annoyance, bane of one's life, thorn in one's flesh
North American informal pain in the butt
Australian/New Zealand informal nark
British vulgar slang pain in the arse

Derivatives

headachy

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Already, I am feeling the headachy, irritability that I know to expect for the first 5 days - but I know that is because I had begun to cut down the numbers before today anyway… so I guess I cheated in a way…
  • This can range from rolling over in your bed, turning off the alarm and noticing that you feel nauseous, headachy and out of sorts to awakening half-clothed in your closet and wondering why someone is banging on your head with a baseball bat.
  • He's originally a guitarist, not a DJ, so he doesn't claim to be a master of beats - even if his midtempo breaks are remarkably satisfying, neither trip hop pokey nor hardcore headachy.

Words that rhyme with headache

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