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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 for "longing":

    nostalgia, desire, homesickness, yearning

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How to use longing in a sentence?

  1. Cheng Peng:

    We've won several silver medals and we've been longing for a gold medal, we put in a lot of effort and this gold medal is like a new starting point for us and will push us further. Hopefully we'll win many more.

  2. Pope Francis:

    Wine is a sign of happiness, love and plenty, how many of our adolescents and young people sense that these are no longer found in their homes? How many women, sad and lonely, wonder when love left, when it slipped away from their lives? How many elderly people feel left out of family celebrations, cast aside and longing each day for a little love?

  3. Agatha Christie:

    Your travel life has the aspect of a dream. It is something outside the normal, yet you are in it. It is peopled with characters you have never seen before and in all probability will never see again. It brings occasional homesickness, and loneliness, and pangs of longing... But you are like the Vikings who have gone into a world of adventure, and home is not home until you return.

  4. 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

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    It is better to weave a net than to stand by the water longing for fish.

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