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LONGING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does longing mean? 

LONGING (noun)
  The noun LONGING has 1 sense:

1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

  Familiarity information: LONGING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LONGING (noun)


Sense 1longing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

longing; yearning; hungriness

Hypernyms ("longing" is a kind of...):

desire (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "longing"):

hankering; yen (a yearning for something or to do something)

pining (a feeling of deep longing)

wishfulness (an unrealistic yearning)

wistfulness (a sadly pensive longing)

nostalgia (longing for something past)

discontent; discontentedness; discontentment (a longing for something better than the present situation)


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