having or causing an sensation:
an achy back.
adjective achier, achiest
affected by a continuous dull pain; aching
1875, first recorded in George Eliot’s letters, from ache + -y (2). Middle English had akeful “painful” (early 15c.). Related: Achily; achiness.
causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back. full of or precipitating nostalgia, grief, loneliness, etc. to have or suffer a continuous, dull pain: His whole body ached. to feel great sympathy, pity, or the like: Her heart ached for the starving animals. to feel eager; yearn; long: She ached to be the […]
causing physical pain or distress: treatment for an aching back. full of or precipitating nostalgia, grief, loneliness, etc. Contemporary Examples It has lost some of its ungainly enthusiasm, its sloppy joy, its achingly self-conscious hipster attitude. The Look That Defined Fashion Week Robin Givhan September 15, 2011 The worth of Death of a King lies […]
a city in the S central Russian Federation in Asia. Historical Examples While at Achinsk we were bluntly told we could not cross the Chulim, owing to the quantity of floating ice. The Siberian Overland Route from Peking to Petersburg, Alexander Michie The state of the road beyond Achinsk had necessitated the subdivision of the […]
. Historical Examples An interesting plant, very much in evidence here, is the achiote or uruc. The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg