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Synonyms for ache

suffer

ache for something or someone

Synonyms

  • long for
  • want
  • desire
  • hope for
  • dream of
  • pine
  • covet
  • wish for
  • yearn for
  • lust for
  • thirst for
  • hunger for
  • crave for
  • hanker for
  • itch for
  • set your heart on
  • eat your heart out over

Synonyms for ache

to have or cause a feeling of physical pain or discomfort

to experience or express compassion

to have a strong longing for

a sensation of physical discomfort occurring as the result of disease or injury

Synonyms for ache

feel physical pain

have a desire for something or someone who is not present

References in classic literature ?
But, however, I soon found it would not do; he was bent upon going, and as I hate to be worrying and officious, I said no more; but my heart quite ached for him at every jolt, and when we got into the rough lanes about Stoke, where, what with frost and snow upon beds of stones, it was worse than anything you can imagine, I was quite in an agony about him.
The heat of the hive had risen with the June honey-flow, and though the farmers worked, until their wings ached, to keep people cool, everybody suffered.
At the end of an hour Harvey would have given the world to rest; for fresh, wet cod weigh more than you would think, and his back ached with the steady pitching.
My bones ache for that River, as they ached in the te-rain; but my spirit sits above my bones, waiting.
Thus they talked, and ached, and wept till sleep charmed their sorrow away.
He could imagine Richard Wagner sitting in his box and laughing till his sides ached at the sight of all the people who were taking it seriously.
She decided that she would wait until he came to the end of a stanza, and if by that time she had turned her head this way and that, and it ached in every position undoubtedly, she would say very calmly that her head ached.
His head and arms and shoulders ached, the small of his back ached, - he ached all over, and his brain was heavy and dazed.