What does "Twinge" mean?


(n.) A pinch; a tweak; a twitch (n.) A sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side (v. i.) To affect with a sharp, sudden pain; to torment with pinching or sharp pains (v. i.) To have a sudden, sharp, local pain, like a twitch; to suffer a keen, darting, or shooting pain; as, the side twinges (v. i.) To pull with a twitch; to pinch; to tweak

Synonyms sting, squeeze, pinch, nip, twitch, pang, tweet, vellicate

Example: "Twinges of conscience"

Word Family twinges