Thesaurus

headache

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of headache

  1. 1 a dull, unpleasant, or difficult piece of work filling out all the required forms was a real headache Synonyms of headache bear, beast, chore, job, killer, laborWords Related to headache drudgery, grind, heavy lifting, lucubration; effort, strain, sweat; burden, load, weight; bother, nuisance, troubleNear Antonyms of headache breeze, child's play, cinch, duck soup, kid stuff, setup, snap

  2. 2 something that is a source of irritation one of the headaches of being a band teacher is never knowing if the school's music program will be cut Synonyms of headache aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, annoyance, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, ruffle, thorn, trial, vexationWords Related to headache discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms of headache delight, joy, pleasure



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up headache? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!