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yearn

yearn

 
 
pronunciation:
yuhrn
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: yearned, yearning, yearns
definition: to have a strong desire, craving, or wish for something.
Allowed little freedom, she yearned for excitement.After years at sea, he yearned to be with his family.
synonyms:
crave, hanker, hunger, long, pine, thirst
antonyms:
dread
similar words:
ache, aspire, burn, hope, itch, languish, lust, pant, sign, want, wish, yen
derivation: yearner (n.)