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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.
Two days afterwards they carried Matthew Cuthbert over his homestead threshold and away from the fields he had tilled and the orchards he had loved and the trees he had planted; and then Avonlea settled back to its usual placidity and even at Green Gables affairs slipped into their old groove and work was done and duties fulfilled with regularity as before, although always with the aching sense of "loss in all familiar things." Anne, new to grief, thought it almost sad that it could be so--that they COULD go on in the old way without Matthew.
On the other hand, as I walked home from the office at nightfall my feet seemed to lag, and my head to be aching. Also, a cold wind seemed to be blowing down my back (enraptured with the spring, I had gone out clad only in a thin overcoat).
My head and my back are aching, and even my thoughts seem to be in pain, so strangely do they occur.
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!
Yes, yes; I know you're just aching to point out that I've forced myself upon you ever since I landed, only you are too polite to say so.