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Synonyms for yearn
yɜrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hanker, long, yearn(verb)

    desire strongly or persistently

    Synonyms:
    yen, pine, ache, hanker, languish, long

  2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

    Synonyms:
    smart, languish, hurt, fade, pine away, long, ache, suffer, pine, hanker, waste, yen

  3. yearn(verb)

    have affection for; feel tenderness for

    Synonyms:
    yen, pine, ache, hanker, languish, long

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. yearn

    Synonyms:
    long, hanker, crave, covet, desire

    Antonyms:
    loathe, revolt, recoil, shudder

  2. yearn

    Synonyms:
    long for, be eager for

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. yearn(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    long, be eager, feel a strong desire

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    aspires

How to use yearn in a sentence?

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    I love those who yearn for the impossible.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you give away what you have, you will not yearn for what you see.

  3. Czon:

    I'm always looking for my place in life and always yearn away to somewhere else, some other time.

  4. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    Life is a series of collisions with the future it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

  5. José Ortega y Gasset:

    Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

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#6848suffer
#9150yen
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#23666crave
#25311ache
#53029yearn
#59249aspires
#63590covet
#85205languish
#211039hanker

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