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Synonyms for yearning
ˈyɜr nɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. longing, yearning, hungriness(noun)

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms:
    hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness, longing

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.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. yearning(n)

    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. Kacey Wong:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Matt Cox:

    Mitscher has been under way for almost 30 days before we pulled in here, so the sailors are yearning for some New York pizza and just getting out on the town and doing some sightseeing, the 9/11 Memorial is fairly new, not a lot of sailors have seen that, so we are looking forward to checking that out.

  4. Michael Grimm:

    I have matured. I'm tempered. I'm wiser. But I'm still the same guy President Donald Trump on Wednesday know yearning to serve President Donald Trump on Wednesday every chance I get, michael Grimm always goes the distance.

  5. Vice President Joe Biden:

    Bernie is speaking to a yearning that is deep and real. And he has credibility on it, it's relatively new for Hillary to talk about that.

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