Synonyms of 'ache'
in the sense of sorrow
deep sadness or regret, associated with death or sympathy for another's misfortune
It was a time of great sorrow.
in the sense of sting
to cause (someone) to feel a sharp physical pain
His cheeks were stinging from the icy wind.
in the sense of suffering
It has caused terrible suffering to animals.
in the sense of tenderness
There is still some tenderness on her tummy.
in the sense of thirst
a craving or yearning
their ever-growing thirst for cash
in the sense of torment
physical or mental pain
He spent days in torment while they searched for her.
in the sense of torture
physical or mental anguish
Waiting for the result was torture.
in the sense of twinge
a sudden brief darting or stabbing pain
the occasional twinge of indigestion
in the sense of urge
a strong impulse, inner drive, or yearning
He had an urge to open a shop of his own.
in the sense of wish
a desire, often for something impossible or improbable
Clearly she had no wish for his company.
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Thesaurus for ache from the Collins English Thesaurus