Definition of headache:
irritant, charley horse, bother, rub, thorn, colic, business organization, nuisance, weight, task, inconvenience, struggle, frustration, business organisation, exasperation, megrim, cephalalgia, burden, business, mare, job, irk, growing pains, onus, trouble, business concern, care, chafe, a tall order, fear, over, peeve, bugbear, annoying, electric shock, bear, aggro, concern, backache, beast, the elephant in the room, chore, difficulty, pest, jumble, labor, trial, annoyance, tax, vexation, the impossible, necessity, worry, hassle, botheration, eyestrain, aggravation, millstone, problem, bellyache, mess, head ache, hair shirt, ruffle, heavy, killer.
pain (part of speech: noun)
- "The Vertical City", Fannie Hurst.
Paula went back into the house, happy and walking on air, while the other poor, deeply- wounded child burst into violent weeping at the first hasty words from her mother, who was not at all satisfied with the disorder of her dress; and she ended by declaring with defiant audacity that she would not present the flowers to the patriarch, and would remain in her own room, for she was dying of headache.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate", Charles Turley.