Synonyms of yearning


1. longing, yearning, hungriness, desire

usage: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need


1. hanker, long, yearn, desire, want

usage: desire strongly or persistently

2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish, hanker, long, yearn

usage: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

3. yearn, care for, cherish, hold dear, treasure

usage: have affection for; feel tenderness for

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Definition and meaning of yearning (Dictionary)