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ach·ing

 (ā′kĭng)
adj.
1. Dully painful.
2. Full of painful yearning or sorrow: an aching heart.

ach′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) painaching - a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
odontalgia, toothache - an ache localized in or around a tooth
backache - an ache localized in the back
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
bellyache, gastralgia, stomach ache, stomachache - an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
earache, otalgia - an ache localized in the middle or inner ear
Adj.1.aching - causing a dull and steady painaching - causing a dull and steady pain; "my aching head"; "her old achy joints"
painful - causing physical or psychological pain; "worked with painful slowness"

aching

adjective
1. painful, suffering, hurting, tired, smarting, pounding, raw, tender, sore, throbbing, harrowing, inflamed, excruciating, agonizing The aching joints and fever should last no longer than a few days.

aching

adjective
Marked by, causing, or experiencing physical pain:
Translations

aching

[ˈeɪkɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. [tooth, feet] → dolorido, que duele
2. (fig) with an aching heartcon mucho pesar
B. Ndolor m

aching

adj attr bones, head, muscles, limbsschmerzend; (fig) heartwund, weh (liter)

aching

[ˈeɪkɪŋ] adj (gen) → dolorante; (sad) → afflitto/a

ach·ing

a. doloroso-a, doliente; mortificante.
References in classic literature ?
That's easy enough, and I like the idea, I'm aching for something to do, that is, some new amusement, you know," added Jo quickly.
Something in his tone and the expression of his face, as I got this from him, set my heart aching with such a pang as it had never yet known; so unutterably touching was it to see his little brain puzzled and his little resources taxed to play, under the spell laid on him, a part of innocence and consistency.
I like to toss my head about and hold it as high as any horse; but fancy now yourself, if you tossed your head up high and were obliged to hold it there, and that for hours together, not able to move it at all, except with a jerk still higher, your neck aching till you did not know how to bear it.
It chanced to be a rush day at Durham's, and all the long morning he limped about with his aching foot; by noontime the pain was so great that it made him faint, and after a couple of hours in the afternoon he was fairly beaten, and had to tell the boss.
The trunks being now ready, he DE- after kissing his mother and sisters, and once more pressing to his bosom his adored Gretchen, who, dressed in simple white muslin, with a single tuberose in the ample folds of her rich brown hair, had tottered feebly down the stairs, still pale from the terror and excitement of the past evening, but longing to lay her poor aching head yet once again upon the breast of him whom she loved more dearly than life itself, PARTED.
So she sat down to cry again and upbraid herself; and by this time the scholars began to gather again, and she had to hide her griefs and still her broken heart and take up the cross of a long, dreary, aching afternoon, with none among the strangers about her to exchange sorrows with.
The songs of the slave represent the sorrows of his heart; and he is relieved by them, only as an aching heart is relieved by its tears.
Jennings, with a thoroughly good-humoured concern for its cause, admitted the excuse most readily, and Elinor, after seeing her safe off, returned to Marianne, whom she found attempting to rise from the bed, and whom she reached just in time to prevent her from falling on the floor, faint and giddy from a long want of proper rest and food; for it was many days since she had any appetite, and many nights since she had really slept; and now, when her mind was no longer supported by the fever of suspense, the consequence of all this was felt in an aching head, a weakened stomach, and a general nervous faintness.
The same hostile roof now again rose before me: my prospects were doubtful yet; and I had yet an aching heart.
And now that she is vanished to her rest, and I have meditated for another hour or two, I shall summon courage to go also, in spite of aching laziness of head and limbs.
It was so precious to me that I look back on these trifles, now, with an aching heart.
So subdued I was by those tears, and by their breaking out again in the course of the quiet walk, that when I was on the coach, and it was clear of the town, I deliberated with an aching heart whether I would not get down when we changed horses and walk back, and have another evening at home, and a better parting.