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1. A pain in the head.
2. Informal Something, such as a problem, that causes annoyance or trouble.

head′ach′y (-ā′kē) adj.


(ˈhɛdˌeɪkɪ) or


suffering from, caused by, or likely to cause a headache


(ˈhɛdˌeɪ ki)

1. having a headache.
2. accompanied by or causing headaches: a headachy cold.
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Get some nice book and read quietly; cheer him up about school, and offer to help him study by and by; you can do that better than I, because I'm only a girl, and don't learn Greek and Latin and all sorts of headachy stuff.
There's lots of blood and blasts of headachy techno.
Symptoms: Feeling slightly off colour and headachy.
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Concussion patients are usually warned that they may feel headachy and emotional for a few days.
I'm thirsty, headachy, and halting every 500 yards.
Indeed, there is a slightly headachy feeling one gets when reading ''Cien Anos De Soledad'' (in any of the 37 languages, I'd imagine, into which it has been translated since its publication in 1967).
German children open their presents on Christmas Eve: that must save adults starting Christmas tired and headachy because the children have been up since 4am.
You should feel less of the pressure that's been making you feel "driven" of late, maybe to prove yourself, or to be on your guard over certain situations, as a headachy chapter eases off.
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Carla McNelly, an executive support specialist, said her office in the 78,800-square-foot building has a "dirty socks mold smell every day," and the stale air burns her eyes and nose until she's headachy and fatigued.