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Definitions of ached word
- verb without object ached to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached. 1
- verb without object ached to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals. 1
- verb without object ached to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the champion. He's just aching to get even. 1
- noun ached a continuous, dull pain (in contrast to a sharp, sudden, or sporadic pain). 1
- noun ached Simple past tense and past participle of ache. 1
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Origin of ached
First appearance:before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (v.) Middle English aken, Old English acan; perhaps metaphoric use of earlier unattested sense “drive, impel” (compare Old Norse aka, cognate with Latin agere, Greek ágein); (noun) derivative of the v.
Parts of speech for Ached
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.
ached usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for ached
- pained — hurt; injured.
- anguished — Anguished means showing or feeling great mental suffering or physical pain.
- hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.
- throbbed — to beat with increased force or rapidity, as the heart under the influence of emotion or excitement; palpitate.
- longed — a long rope used to guide a horse during training or exercise.
- desired — wished for
- yearned — to have an earnest or strong desire; long: to yearn for a quiet vacation.
- wanted — to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one's dinner; always wanting something new.
- wished — to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.
Antonyms for ached
- joyed — the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
- comforted — to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to: They tried to comfort her after her loss.
- eased — freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort: to enjoy one's ease.
- aided — to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire.
- assisted — to give support or aid to; help: Please assist him in moving the furniture.
- assuaged — to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief; to assuage one's pain.
- helped — to give or provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need; contribute strength or means to; render assistance to; cooperate effectively with; aid; assist: He planned to help me with my work. Let me help you with those packages.
- pleased — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
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