craving


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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 ?
With the eye of the thief it looketh upon all that is lustrous; with the craving of hunger it measureth him who hath abundance; and ever doth it prowl round the tables of bestowers.
Sickness speaketh in such craving, and invisible degeneration; of a sickly body, speaketh the larcenous craving of this selfishness.
I had the craving at last, and it was mastering me.
But all the time I wrote I was keenly aware of the craving for a drink.
His weak eyes for once were eloquent, but with the eloquence of cupidity and unwholesome craving, his lean cheeks twitched and his hands shook.
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'.
Nay, my lord, craving your pardon, but we are accustomed to have grace before meat," said Robin decorously.
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.
17 (ANI): Many women would know the intense feeling of craving chocolaty gooiness during those monthly days when the disaster of nature strikes.
According to Alexis Ohanian, although he was aware that most pregnant women would want to eat more of certain foods, he was still surprised with his fiancAaAaAeA@e's craving
A "food craving," then, will be here defined as a desire for a snack that you know is not the best choice due either to timing (you just ate), nutritional value (chips, baked goods), or some other obvious factor you intellectually can identify but feel powerless to accept in the face of the craving.