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Emotional IntensityPlay
Heartache expresses deep emotional pain, often from relationships or significant personal loss. SlideShe felt a profound heartache after her best friend moved away.
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Not PhysicalPlay
While 'ache' often refers to physical pain, heartache is strictly emotional, not a medical condition. SlideListening to their breakup songs filled him with heartache.
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Metaphorical HeartPlay
The 'heart' in heartache is a symbolic reference to emotions, not the actual organ. SlideThe news of the tragedy brought heartache to the tight-knit community.