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Synonyms for yearning
ˈyɜr nɪŋyearn·ing

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  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. longing, yearning, hungrinessnoun

    prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

    Synonyms:
    hungriness, hunger, thirst, thirstiness, longing

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  1. yearningnoun

    Synonyms:
    longing, hankering, pining

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "yearning":

    aspiration, desire, nostalgia, longing, suction

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How to use yearning in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Jean Iris Murdoch:

    The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.

  4. 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.

  5. Kacey Wong:

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


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