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Synonyms for longing
ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-long·ing

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. longingnoun

    Synonyms:
    yearning

  2. longingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    yearning

  3. longingnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    yearning

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. longing

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

    Antonyms:
    indifference, repugnance, aversion

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. longing, yearning, hungrinessnoun

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms:
    yearning, hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. longingnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. longingnoun

    Synonyms:
    yearning, craving

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "longing":

    nostalgia, desire, homesickness, yearning

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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. 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. Scott C. Holstad:

    What I mean to say is no, I don’t want her back, just words hanging like leaves from a tree limb, nothing can bring her back anyway; words wouldn’t build her bit by bit, piece by piece, she’s gone, and there is strength in knowing that. Maybe the longing will ease. Maybe the seconds will lapse into minutes. I’m not Christ – I can’t raise the dead.

  3. Paul Simon:

    Some people never say the words 'I love you' It's not their style to be so bold. Some people never say those words 'I love you' But, like a child, they're longing to be told.

  4. Alexis karpouzos:

    When are we gonna talk about the unspoken? Behind of the words a silent ocean of desires and a coiled knowledge lies in wait, listen a restless voice in our heart endlessly urging us onward to break the limits of fear and to embrace of our longing. Unspoken is whatever we have not desired with all our heart

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is the gap between loving and longing.


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