View definitions for achingly


adverb as in painfully

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The worth of Death of a King lies in its story, succinctly and achingly told.

The dissolution of their relationship plays out in the achingly poignant duet "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"

It tries for progressiveness and ends up being ... achingly middle of the road.

In contrast, Gråbøl makes Lund achingly believable, with all the complexities and frailties of real life.

It has lost some of its ungainly enthusiasm, its sloppy joy, its achingly self-conscious hipster attitude.

She put her hand above her burning eyes and forcibly closed the lids that remained so achingly open.

Of the hushed rise of the dawn, the first flush of the sun that was so achingly lovely on the desert.

Phil could hear Quade frantically worming himself ahead, and he wondered achingly if it would lead anywhere.

He went on with drooping head and eyes that stared achingly here and there.

Ye gods, what a winter it has been—disillusioning, dull, hideously and achingly disappointing!


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to achingly, such as: sorely, in pain, in suffering, and with difficulty.

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