craving

[ krey-ving ]
/ ˈkreɪ vɪŋ /

noun

great or eager desire; yearning.

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Origin of craving

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at crave, -ing1

synonym study for craving

See desire.

OTHER WORDS FROM craving

crav·ing·ly, adverbcrav·ing·ness, nounun·crav·ing, adjectiveun·crav·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for craving

craving
/ (ˈkreɪvɪŋ) /

noun

an intense desire or longing
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