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YEARNING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does yearning mean? 

YEARNING (noun)
  The noun YEARNING has 1 sense:

1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

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


 Dictionary entry details 


YEARNING (noun)


Sense 1yearning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

longing; yearning; hungriness

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

desire (the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state)

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

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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