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Meaning of LONGING

Pronunciation:  'longing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
 

LONGING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: yearning
 
 See Also: desire, discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, hankering, nostalgia, pining, wishfulness, wistfulness, yen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Long"ing\, n.
An eager desire; a craving; a morbid appetite; an earnest
wish; an aspiration.

      Put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me.
                                               --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aching, craving, desiderium, desire, fancy, hankering, Heimweh, homesick, homesickness, honing, hunger, languishing, languishment, mal du pays, maladie du pays, nostalgia, nostalgic, nostomania, pining, wish, wishful, wistful, yearnful, yearning, yen
 

 

 

 

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