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  1. hankering

    Inclination is the mildest of these terms; it is a quiet, or even a vague or unconscious, tendency. Even when we speak of a strong or decided inclination we do not express the intensity of desire. Desire has a wide range, from the highest objects to the lowest; desire is for an object near at hand, or near in thought, and viewed as attainable; a wish may be for what is remote or uncertain, or even for what is recognized as impossible. Craving is stronger than hankering; hankering may be the result of a fitful and capricious appetite; craving may be the imperious and reasonable demand of the whole nature. Longing is a reaching out with deep and persistent demand for that which is viewed as now distant but at some time attainable; as, the captive's longing for release. Coveting ordinarily denotes wrong desire for that which is another's. Compare APPETITE.

    See synonyms for ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, aspiration, concupiscence, coveting, craving, desire, inclination, longing, proclivity, propensity, wish

    Preposition:
    The desire of fame; a desire for excellence.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hankering, yennoun

    a yearning for something or to do something

    Synonyms:
    yen

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hankeringnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, craving, strong desire

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hankeringnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, craving, yearning

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How to use hankering in a sentence?

  1. James Dean:

    My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.

  2. Professor Robert Jackson:

    Evarcha culicivora has a particular hankering for Anopheles mosquitoes – the very mosquitoes notorious for being malaria vectors, this little spider is a predator that likes us and eats our enemies.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Always remember the hankering for the 'other' is never for them, but to use them as a means of your EGO, you turn them into a commodity and thats why every relationship gets ruined. Mind YOU!


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