craving

[ krey-ving ]
/ ˈkreɪ vɪŋ /
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noun

great or eager desire; yearning.

Nearby words

  1. cravat bandage,
  2. crave,
  3. craveable,
  4. craven,
  5. cravenly,
  6. cravingly,
  7. cravings,
  8. craw,
  9. craw-thumper,
  10. crawdad

Origin of craving

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

Related formscrav·ing·ly, adverbcrav·ing·ness, nounun·crav·ing, adjectiveun·crav·ing·ly, adverb

Synonym study

See desire.

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British Dictionary definitions for cravings

craving

/ (ˈkreɪvɪŋ) /

noun

an intense desire or longing
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Word Origin and History for cravings

cravings

n.

"urgent desires," 17c., from craving, verbal noun from crave.

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