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Synonyms for longing
ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-long·ing

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  1. longingnoun


  2. longingnoun

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


  3. longingnoun

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


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.

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

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

    He had an insatiable appetite for the marvellous.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. longing

    eagerness, desire, aspiration, craving, yearning, wishing

    indifference, repugnance, aversion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungrinessnoun

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    yearning, hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. longingnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. longingnoun

    yearning, craving

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "longing":

    nostalgia, desire, homesickness, yearning

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  1. Terri Goodman:

    This is the season in Iowa, so everyone looks hard at visitors to the state, iowa Democrats are eager for this caucus season to begin. So his appearance is going to fuel that longing by the part of Iowa Democrats for the discussion to begin.

  2. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    As the flame of longing burns, even if does not arrive beloved, in the arms of melodies, dance

  3. Clarita Alia:

    Richard was always bringing me flowers. Christopher would kiss me, i'm still longing for my children.

  4. John Koenig:

    Another part of you is already an old man, looking back on things. Waiting at the door for his granddaughter who’s trying to make her way home for a visit. You are two people still separated by an ocean of time, part of you bursting to talk about what you saw, part of you longing to tell you what it means.

  5. Wilhelm von Humboldt:

    The sensual and spiritual are linked together by a mysterious bond, sensed by our emotions, though hidden from our eyes. To this double nature of the visible and invisible world -- to the profound longing for the latter, coupled with the feeling of the sweet necessity for the former, we owe all sound and logical systems of philosophy, truly based on the immutable principles of our nature, just as from the same source arise the most senseless enthusiasms.

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