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long·ing

longing

 
pronunciation:
lawng Ing
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a strong and persistent desire, esp. for something not easily attained.
I've always had a longing to visit Australia.My grandmother still has a longing for her homeland.His wife has been gone for several years, but he still has a longing for her.
synonyms:
desire, wish, yearning
similar words:
appetite, aspiration, hankering, hope, hunger, lust, mind, passion, thirst, want, yen
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derivation: longingly (adv.)