What is another word for twinges?

Pronunciation: [twˈɪnd͡ʒɪz] (IPA)

Twinges are sharp, sudden pains that can be felt in different parts of the body. There are various synonyms for this word, including throbbing, shooting, pulsating, prickling, tingling, aching, stinging, and cramping. Each synonym describes a different type of pain sensation, and they can be used interchangeably depending on the context. Throbbing refers to a constant pulsating pain, whereas shooting is a sudden stabbing pain. Pulsating is characterized by rhythmic beating-like pain, while prickling or tingling is a sensation of pins and needles. Aching describes a dull, persistent pain, whereas stinging is sharp but brief. Finally, cramping is a painful contraction of muscles that can cause intense discomfort.

What are the hypernyms for Twinges?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Twinges

He told Mary that he wished to sleep by himself because he felt twinges of rheumatism and was afraid of disturbing the mistress if the pain came on during the night.
"The Devil's Garden"
W. B. Maxwell
Or what could be more unexpected than the tracing of our rheumatic aches and twinges to the root canals of the teeth!
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
Jack's appetite was always good, in love or out of it, and this evening would have been the happiest in his life but for certain twinges of conscience.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice

Famous quotes with Twinges

  • We came to a tree which was still bare, and on which the birds were singing out gaily in the morning, without any fear of us. Then stooping over like an Indian on the hunt, my companion placed a pebble in the leather of his sling and stretched it. Obeying his peremptory glance I did the same, with frightful twinges of conscience, vowing firmly that I would shoot when he did. At that very moment the church bells began to sound, mingling with the song of the birds in the sunshine. It was the warning bell that came a half-hour before the main bell. For me it was a voice from heaven. I threw the sling down, scaring the birds away, so that they were safe from my companion's sling, and fled home. And ever afterwards when the bells of Holy Week ring out amidst the leafless trees in the sunshine I remember with moving gratitude how they rang into my heart at that time the commandment: Thou shalt not kill.
    Albert Schweitzer

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