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Synonyms for longing
ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungriness(noun)

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms:
    yearning, hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness

Wiktionary

  1. longing(noun)

    Synonyms:
    yearning

  2. longing(noun)

    An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.

    Synonyms:
    yearning

  3. longing(noun)

    The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

    Synonyms:
    yearning

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. longing

    Appetite is used only of the demands of the physical system, unless otherwise expressly stated, as when we say an appetite for knowledge; passion includes all excitable impulses of our nature, as anger, fear, love, hatred, etc. Appetite is thus more animal than passion; and when we speak of passions and appetites as conjoined or contrasted, we think of the appetites as wholly physical and of the passions as, in part at least, mental or spiritual. We say an appetite for food, a passion for fame. Compare DESIRE.

    Compare ANTIPATHY.

    Synonyms:
    appetency, appetite, craving, desire, disposition, impulse, inclination, liking, lust, passion, proclivity, proneness, propensity, relish, thirst, zest

    Antonyms:
    antipathy, aversion, detestation, disgust, dislike, disrelish, distaste, hatred, indifference, loathing, repugnance, repulsion

    Preposition:
    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. longing

    Synonyms:
    eagerness, desire, aspiration, craving, yearning, wishing

    Antonyms:
    indifference, repugnance, aversion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. longing(n.)

    Synonyms:
    craving, yearning, hankering, itching, aspiration, breathing, continual wish, earnest desire, wistful eye, lickerish tooth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. longing(n)

    Synonyms:
    yearning, craving

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    nostalgia, desire, homesickness, yearning

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4973passion
#9224disposition
#9624hunger
#9974wishing
#12944appetite
#13290impulse
#13567lust
#16975nostalgia
#18981liking
#22042thirst
#22112craving
#22948longing
#23687inclination
#24319aspiration
#27854relish
#30056propensity
#31690yearning
#33729zest
#46529eagerness
#108637homesickness
#115580proclivity
#174225proneness

How to use longing in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Challenges are accelerators to success. In other words, challenges do act as substances that speed up the process of success. Now put simply, your current challenges are meant to aid you to emerge the success that you have been longing for or aspiring for. So come on, dare to challenge all your challenges. For, they are designed to help you to succeed sooner or later. -Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Be grateful to God (Almighty) for everything you have presently, no matter how small or unpleasant it seems to you. For, someone right here or out there is longing to possess everything that you have presently. In fact, your dislikes are someone else's likes. -Emeasoba George

  3. Adil Abdulgaffar:

    I've known of people who have gone off to Syria from Turkey with hopes that these promises will come true. But I also know that they very much regret it and would like to come back, our brothers who have been battling for their existence for the past 50 to 60 years are longing for guns. They are also very naive, and open to being tricked.

  4. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.

  5. Sophie Kerr:

    The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing.


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