Related topics: Illness and Disability
a continuous pain that is not sharp or very strong:
a stomach ache
A dull ache throbbed at the back of David's head.
aches and pains (=slight feelings of pain that are not considered to be serious)
Apart from the usual aches and pains, she felt all right.
a strong, mostly unhappy, feeling:
the ache of his loneliness
I'm feeling tired and achy.