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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 ?
But no tears came at first, even when she knelt by her window in the darkness and prayed, looking up to the stars beyond the hills--no tears, only the same horrible dull ache of misery that kept on aching until she fell asleep, worn out with the day's pain and excitement.
On the other hand, as I walked home from the office at nightfall my feet seemed to lag, and my head to be aching.
Like a man half-awake in an agony of pain, he wanted to tear out, to fling away the aching place, and coming to his senses, he felt that the aching place was himself.
And in thine eye a kindling light(Whatever it might be) Was all on Earth my aching sight Of Loveliness could see.
There were some boys-and-girls' parties, but they were so few and so delightful that they only made the aching voids between ache the harder.
But while I realised all this, and, with a veritable aching of the heart at the loss of her, felt a curious satisfaction at the turn of events, still my own psychology became all the more a puzzle to me, and I asked myself, with some impatience, what I would be at, and what it was I really wanted.
He was too young then to share our reading of the novel, but when I ran up to his room to bid him good-by I found him awake, and, with aching hearts, we bade each other good-by forever!