headache


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  • noun

Synonyms for headache

Synonyms for headache

a duty or responsibility that is a source of anxiety, worry, or hardship

Synonyms for headache

something or someone that causes anxiety

pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

References in classic literature ?
But I suppose she doesn't have a headache every day," she said sympathetically.
Costello was a widow with a fortune; a person of much distinction, who frequently intimated that, if she were not so dreadfully liable to sick headaches, she would probably have left a deeper impress upon her time.
Her position on the heeling boat irked her, and she remembered the headache he had cured and the soothing rest that resided in him.
My headache was gone, but, body and soul, I was very tired.
She had had one of her headaches that afternoon, and although the pain had gone she felt weak and "tuckered out," as she expressed it.
Nor did I ever have a headache except the time my head was healing after having been laid open for six inches by a capstan-bar.
For three days this blinding headache lasted, and he suffered as wild animals suffer, as it seemed the way on ship to suffer, without plaint, without sympathy, utterly alone.
I must go and develop a headache at once, or that tiresome Dalkeith boy will be pounding at my door.
I believe that Dalkeith pere is hanging round somewhere, and in view of my headache perhaps you had better remain in the background for the moment.
When Rachel declined eating anything, and gave as a reason for it that she was suffering from a headache, the lawyer's cunning instantly saw, and seized, the chance that she had given him.
Who will wonder that Barbara had a headache, or that Barbara's mother was disposed to be cross, or that she slightly underrated Astley's, and thought the clown was older than they had taken him to be last night?
To attain to eminence in letters costs a man time, watching, hunger, nakedness, headaches, indigestions, and other things of the sort, some of which I have already referred to.
He clung to these singular appendages, explaining that since his ears had been bored he had ceased to have headaches (he had had headaches).
He used to suffer from sick headaches, in his young days, every time he was approaching a coast.
I was half blind with one of the headaches that tormented me in those days, and I turned my sick eyes from the sign, "J.