[ lawng-ing, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ- /
strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home.
an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.
having or characterized by persistent or earnest desire: a longing look.
Words nearby longing
OTHER WORDS FROM longinglong·ing·ly, adverblong·ing·ness, noun
synonym study for longing
1. See desire.
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British Dictionary definitions for longingness
/ (ˈlɒŋɪŋ) /
a prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
having or showing desire or needa longing look
Derived forms of longinglongingly, adverb
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