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1. headache

noun. ['ˈhɛˌdeɪk'] something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness.

Synonyms

  • bugaboo
  • concern
  • burden
  • load
  • onus
  • incumbrance
  • negative stimulus
  • worry
  • business
  • encumbrance

Antonyms

  • unconcern
  • discharge
  • unburden
  • empty

Etymology

  • ache (English)
  • aken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • head (English)
  • hed (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Headache

  • backache
  • beefsteak
  • bellyache
  • bonebrake
  • cheesecake
  • cupcake
  • daybreak
  • earthquake
  • freshbake
  • fruitcake
  • handshake
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • homestake
  • hotcake
  • hoylake
  • intake
  • interlake
  • longbrake
  • mandrake

How do you pronounce headache?

Pronounce headache as ˈhɛˌdeɪk.

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Sentences with headache


1. Noun, singular or mass
Accompanying this pain is often tearing and a headache over the forehead.

Quotes about headache


1. Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.
- J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

2. The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.
- Marjorie Pay Hinckley

3. Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
- Joan Lunden

2. headache

noun. ['ˈhɛˌdeɪk'] pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs.

Synonyms

  • cephalalgia
  • sick headache
  • histamine headache
  • tension headache
  • megrim
  • sinus headache
  • hemicrania
  • head ache
  • ache
  • aching
  • migraine

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • ache (English)
  • aken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • head (English)
  • hed (Middle English (1100-1500))
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