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yearning

yearn·ing

yearning

pronunciation:
yuhr ning
part of speech: noun
definition: a deep desire, longing, or need.
The unwanted child had a yearning to be loved by somebody.
synonyms:
craving, desire, hankering, hunger, longing, thirst
similar words:
appetite, greed, hope, itch, lust, mania, passion, rage, want, wish, yen
derivation: yearningly (adv.)