Definition of aching


  • causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head", "her old achy joints". Synonyms: achy.


  • a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain. Synonyms: ache.


  • feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?". Synonyms: ache, hurt, suffer.
  • have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette", "I am pining for my lover". Synonyms: ache, languish, pine, yearn, yen.
  • be the source of pain. Synonyms: ache, hurt, smart.

Related words

backache, bellyache, bite, burn, catch, cephalalgia, die, earache, gastralgia, get, headache, hunger, itch, kill, odontalgia, otalgia, prick, shoot, sting, stomachache, thirst, throb, toothache, twinge.

Words nearby aching

acting, arching.

Rhymes with aching

baking, breaking, forsaking, making, mistaking, remaking, retaking, shaking, taking, waking.

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roaching, reteaching, unteaching, outpreaching, outcoaching, nonteaching, upreaching, antipoaching, reproaching, bleaching, detaching, coaching, reaching, impeaching, encroaching, peaching, overcoaching, broaching, attaching, approaching, overbleaching, bellyaching, preaching, beaching, overreaching, misteaching, reattaching, breaching, pleaching, poaching, overteaching, stomaching, baching, outreaching, leaching, forereaching, caching, teaching.

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Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • aching is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 12 points
  • aching is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 12 points
  • aching is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 14 points
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