Synonyms for ache

Synonyms for (noun) ache

Synonyms: ache, aching

Definition: a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for (verb) ache

Synonyms: pine, yearn, yen, languish, ache

Definition: have a desire for something or someone who is not present

Usage: She ached for a cigarette; I am pining for my lover

Similar words: long, hanker, yearn

Definition: desire strongly or persistently


Synonyms: ache, hurt, suffer

Definition: feel physical pain

Usage: Were you hurting after the accident?

Similar words: comprehend, perceive

Definition: to become aware of through the senses

Usage: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon


Synonyms: hurt, ache, smart

Definition: be the source of pain

Similar words: cause to be perceived

Definition: have perceptible qualities