great or eager desire; yearning.
- crav·ing·ly, adverb
- crav·ing·ness, noun
- un·crav·ing, adjective
- un·crav·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use craving in a sentence
“My diet was designed to prevent carbohydrate cravings,” Watson told The Daily Beast.
We want them to be healthy because we have certain dietary cravings, and these foods taste so, so good.
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Instead of blaming other smokers, I simply avoided pubs, clubs – even coffee bars – until I was through the worst cravings.
Removing them rapidly from a diet can trigger the same intensity of cravings.
Epicurus had much of the spirit of a practical philosopher, although very little of the earnest cravings of a religious man.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
The scenery of the Pointsman is sufficiently ingenious to satisfy the cravings for sensation of a typical British audience.
So, as he satisfied the cravings of man within, he speculated upon the possibility of danger for man without.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
These cravings of a powerful soul had not been starved in Theodore during these two years; they had only found fresh pasture.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
But at no time did we have sufficient food to satisfy the cravings of hunger!
British Dictionary definitions for craving
an intense desire or longing
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