[ ich-ing ]
See synonyms for: itchingitchings on

  1. of, relating to, or characterized by an irritating sensation of the skin.

  2. of, relating to, or having a longing or desire to do or have something: An itching public anxiously awaits her announcement.

  1. characterized by restlessness or the desire for adventure or activity: an itching impulse to travel.

  2. characterized by the desire to grasp; grasping; an itching palm open for a bribe.


Origin of itching

before 1000; Middle English (y)ichinge, (y)itchinge (noun, adj.); replacing Old English giccende (adj.). See itch, -ing2, -ing1

Other words from itching

  • itch·ing·ly, adverb

Words Nearby itching Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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