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longing

long·ing

longing

 
pronunciation:
lawng Ing
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong and lasting desire.
Since childhood, he has had a longing to travel to Africa.
synonyms:
desire, wish
similar words:
appetite, aspiration, hankering, hope, hunger, lust, mind, passion, thirst, want, yen
derivation: longingly (adv.)