• synonyms


  1. neuralgia
  2. slang an ugly or miserable-looking person
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Examples from the Web for face-ache

Historical Examples

  • He had been distracted with face-ache all night, he said, which caused him to rise late.

    Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • To look at the boys during this exercise, one might think they had the face-ache!

    The Boy's Voice

    J. Spencer Curwen

  • What a shocking draught, enough to blow one away, and I've had the face-ache all this week.

  • All the family have colds, except the under-nurse, who has a face-ache.

  • Henrietta's face-ache is quite well, and I don't mean to give any more bulletins to-day.