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Synonyms for yearning
ˈyɜr nɪŋyearn·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. yearning

    One is eager who impatiently desires to accomplish some end; one is earnest with a desire that is less impatient, but more deep, resolute, and constant; one is anxious with a desire that foresees rather the pain of disappointment than the delight of attainment. One is eager for the gratification of any appetite or passion; he is earnest in conviction, purpose, or character. Eager usually refers to some specific and immediate satisfaction, earnest to something permanent and enduring; the patriotic soldier is earnest in his devotion to his country, eager for a decisive battle.

    Synonyms:
    animated, anxious, ardent, burning, desirous, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, fervent, glowing, hot, impatient, impetuous, importunate, intense, intent, keen, longing, vehement, zealous

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, calm, careless, cold, cool, dispassionate, frigid, heedless, indifferent, negligent, phlegmatic, purposeless, regardless, stolid, stony, stupid, unconcerned, uninterested, unmindful, unmoved

    Preposition:
    Eager for (more rarely after) favor, honor, etc.; eager in pursuit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungrinessnoun

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms:
    hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness, longing

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. yearningnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, hankering, pining

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "yearning":

    aspiration, desire, nostalgia, longing, suction

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How to use yearning in a sentence?

  1. Helen Keller:

    I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.

  2. Kacey Wong:

    Art is just a tool to express the spirit of yearning for freedom, and that is what we are being deprived of.

  3. Former Rep. John Delaney:

    I think the American people are yearning for someone who's a truth-teller, sometimes the best way to make that point is to be a little bit disagreement with your own party, right ?

  4. Chelsea Peretti:

    I wanted to do' Oatmilk' like that cause the song was so full of yearning and sadness and I thought it would be funny for it to be really emo and sad.

  5. Democratic Rep. Al Green:

    White babies would not be treated the way these babies of color are being treated, Madam Secretary, this is about color. We've opened our doors, your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. Except we now have our quota of people of color.


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