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yearning

[yur-ning] /ˈyɜr nɪŋ/
noun
1.
deep longing, especially when accompanied by tenderness or sadness:
a widower's yearning for his wife.
2.
an instance of such longing.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English gierninge. See yearn, -ing1
Related forms
yearningly, adverb
unyearning, adjective
Synonyms
1. See desire.
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yearning

/ˈjɜːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
an intense or overpowering longing, desire, or need; craving
Derived Forms
yearningly, adverb
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