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twinge

twinge

 
pronunciation:
twInj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden sharp pain of short duration.
synonyms:
pang, stab
similar words:
ache, cramp, crick, gripe, pain, smart, spasm, stitch
definition 2: a slight emotional pain; pang.
a twinge of remorse
synonyms:
pang, stab
similar words:
ache, malaise, misgiving, prick, qualm, scruple, smart, spasm
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: twinged, twinges, twinging
definition: to cause to experience a sudden brief physical or emotional pain.
His rude reply twinged his conscience.
synonyms:
sting
similar words:
bite, gripe, hurt, nip, pain, pinch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have a sudden sharp pain; feel a twinge.
synonyms:
sting, twitch
similar words:
ache, cramp, gripe, hurt, pain, smart
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