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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 ?
It was not true, she knew that and tried to put it away, but the natural craving for affection was strong, and Amy's happiness woke the hungry longing for someone to `love with heart and soul, and cling to while God let them be together'.
In the winter bleakness a hunger for colour came over people, like the Laplander's craving for fats and sugar.
I will not deny, however, but the horses cowered when I passed them, as though they scented the wolves; and a wolf is a beast that is apt to hover about an Indian ambushment, craving the offals of the deer the savages kill.
Was I not, though you might deem me cold, nevertheless a man thoughtful for others, craving little for himself -- kind, true, just and of constant, if not warm affections?
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
I had hard work at it for several weeks; you see I never did get drunk, but I found that I was not my own master, and that when the craving came on it was hard work to say `no'.
So there came a time when nearly all the conscious life of Jurgis consisted of a struggle with the craving for liquor.
The dog looked foolish, and probably felt so; but there was resentment in his heart, too, and a craving for revenge.
Neglect it--go on as heretofore, craving, whining, and idling--and suffer the results of your idiocy, however bad and insuperable they may be.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
said the man with the restless hand and the craving air.
He had a delight in cutting at the boys, which was like the satisfaction of a craving appetite.