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crav·ing

 (krā′vĭng)
n.
A consuming desire; a yearning.

craving

(ˈkreɪvɪŋ)
n
an intense desire or longing

crav•ing

(ˈkreɪ vɪŋ)

n.
great or eager desire; yearning.
[1250–1300]
syn: See desire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craving - an intense desire for some particular thingcraving - an intense desire for some particular thing
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
appetence, appetency, appetite - a feeling of craving something; "an appetite for life"; "the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks
addiction - an abnormally strong craving

craving

noun longing, hope, desire, urge, yen (informal), hunger, appetite, ache, lust, yearning, thirst, hankering, the munchies (slang) He had a sudden craving for a glass of brandy.

craving

noun
A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
Translations
رغبةُ مُلحَّة في، تَوق شَديد إلى
choutkychuťtouha
higen eftertørsten efter
òrá, löngun
žiadostivý
şiddetli arzu

craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] N (for food etc) → antojo m; (for affection, attention) → anhelo m, ansias fpl
to get a craving for sthencapricharse por algo

craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] n (for food, cigarettes)envie f irrésistible
a craving for [+ food, cigarette] → une envie irrésistible de; [+ attention] → un grand besoin de

craving

nVerlangen nt; to have a craving for somethingVerlangen nach etw haben; I have a craving for ice creamich hab total Lust auf ein Eis (inf); pregnant women have strange cravingsschwangere Frauen haben eigenartige Gelüste

craving

[ˈkreɪvɪŋ] n craving (for) (for food, cigarettes) → (gran) voglia (di); (in pregnancy) → voglia; (for affection, attention) → desiderio estremo

crave

(kreiv) verb
1. to beg for.
2. to long for, desire extremely.
ˈcraving noun
a desire or longing. a craving for adventure.

craving

n. deseo exagerado.

craving

n ansia (frec. pl), deseo (generalmente excesivo), (for food) antojo (frec. pl); craving for heroin..ansias or deseo de heroína…craving for sweets..antojos de dulces
References in classic literature ?
Another time she would have stilled the cravings for food until reaching her own home, where she would have brewed herself a cup of tea and taken a snack of anything that was available.
If death can be a surprise to men who are thinking only of the cravings of their appetites.
John," she said, "something must be done to discourage Jack's tendency toward anything that may excite the cravings for the savage life which I fear he has inherited from you.
Ned Land, tormented by the cravings of hunger, got still more angry; and, notwithstanding his promise, I dreaded an explosion when he found himself with one of the crew.
The idea struck him to change his garments for clothes more in harmony with his project; by which he might also get a little money to satisfy the immediate cravings of hunger.
Cravings, instincts, desires that harm humanity, a strange hidden reservoir to burst forth suddenly and inundate the whole being of the creature with anger, hate, or fear.
These people of the remote future were strict vegetarians, and while I was with them, in spite of some carnal cravings, I had to be frugivorous also.
To wait at Monte Cristo for the purpose of watching like a dragon over the almost incalculable richs that had thus fallen into his possession satisfied not the cravings of his heart, which yearned to return to dwell among mankind, and to assume the rank, power, and influence which are always accorded to wealth -- that first and greatest of all the forces within the grasp of man.
But a man cannot hide away the cravings of a hungry belly; this is an enemy which gives much trouble to all men; it is because of this that ships are fitted out to sail the seas, and to make war upon other people.
Now and then there was a scanty meal of fish or wild-fowl, occasionally an antelope; but frequently the cravings of hunger had to be appeased with roots, or the flesh of wolves and muskrats.
She has indeed provided a noble repast—such as well might stop the cravings of hunger.
When thwarted in their cravings for delicacies," Said he, "they would exclaim it was d-d hard they could not live as they pleased upon their own property, being on board of their own ship, freighted with their own merchandise.