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yearning (n.)

Old English gierning, verbal noun from yearn (v.). Related: Yearningly.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of yearning from WordNet

yearning (n.)
prolonged unfulfilled desire or need;
Synonyms: longing / hungriness
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