Synonyms of ache in English:

ache


See definition of ache

noun

1‘an extremely bad stomach ache’

SYNONYMS
pain, dull pain, pang, twinge, throb
gnawing, stabbing, sting, stinging, spasm, muscular spasm, cramp, convulsion
smarting, soreness, tenderness, irritation, discomfort

2‘his absence was a constant nagging ache in her heart’

SYNONYMS
sorrow, sadness, misery, grief, anguish, suffering, pain, agony, torture, wretchedness, distress, hurt, affliction, woe, mourning
ANTONYMS

joy

3‘his unrelenting ache for his homeland’

SYNONYMS
longing, yearning, craving, desire, pining, hankering, hunger, hungering, thirst, itch, burning
informal yen
ANTONYMS

disinclination


verb

1‘the box was so heavy that it made his shoulders ache’

SYNONYMS
hurt, be sore, be painful, be in pain, throb, pound, twinge
smart, gnaw, burn, tingle, sting, be uncomfortable, be tender, give someone trouble
informal play up, give someone gyp

2‘her heart ached unbearably’

SYNONYMS
grieve, sorrow, be sorrowful, be sad, be distressed, be in distress, be miserable, mourn, be mournful, lament, agonize, anguish, be in anguish, suffer, bleed
eat one's heart out, weep and wail
ANTONYMS

rejoice

3‘the whole world seemed to ache for summer's coming’

SYNONYMS
long for, yearn for, hunger for, thirst for, hanker for, hanker after, pine for, pine after, itch for, be desperate for, be unable to wait for
crave, desire, covet
informal have a yen for, yen for, be dying for
archaic be athirst for, suspire for