longing


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long·ing

 (lông′ĭng, lŏng′-)
n.
A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled.

long′ing·ly adv.

longing

(ˈlɒŋɪŋ)
n
a prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
adj
having or showing desire or need: a longing look.
ˈlongingly adv

long•ing

(ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-)

n.
1. strong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home.
2. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.
adj.
3. characterized by earnest desire: a longing look.
[before 1000]
long′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See desire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longing - prolonged unfulfilled desire or needlonging - prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
hankering, yen - a yearning for something or to do something
pining - a feeling of deep longing
wishfulness - an unrealistic yearning
wistfulness - a sadly pensive longing
nostalgia - longing for something past
discontent, discontentedness, discontentment - a longing for something better than the present situation

longing

longing

noun
A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
Translations
شوقشَوْق، تَوْق
dychtivost
længsel
òrá, löngun
hrepenenje

longing

[ˈlɒŋɪŋ]
A. N (= yearning) (for place) → nostalgia f, añoranza f; (for past time) → añoranza f; (for person, thing) → anhelo m
she felt a longing for her childhood daysañoraba los días de su infancia
he felt a longing for his homelandsentía nostalgia por su país, añoraba su país
people have a longing for normalityla gente anhela la normalidad
she gazed at him with longinglo miró con anhelo
B. ADJ [look] → anhelante

longing

[ˈlɒŋɪŋ]
n
(= urge, craving) (for something in the present or the future)désir m, envie f
longing for sth → envie de qch
He tried to put into words his longing for a baby → Il essaya de dire combien il avait envie d'un bébé.
(= nostalgia) (for something in the past)nostalgie f
longing for sth → nostalgie de qch
He felt a longing for the familiar → Il avait la nostalgie des choses familières.
adj [look, glance] (for something in the present or the future)plein(e) d'envie; (for something in the past)plein(e) de nostalgie

longing

adj looksehnsüchtig; eyessehnsuchtsvoll
nSehnsucht f(for nach); this sense of longingdiese Sehnsucht; to have a (great) longing to do somethingsich (sehr) danach sehnen, etw zu tun

longing

[ˈlɒŋɪŋ]
1. ndesiderio; (for food) → voglia; (nostalgia) → nostalgia
2. adj (look) → pieno/a di desiderio or di nostalgia

long2

(loŋ) verb
(often with for) to wish very much. He longed to go home; I am longing for a drink.
ˈlonging noun
a great desire or wish for something. She looked at the cakes with longing.
ˈlongingly adverb
She looked longingly at the chocolate.

longing

n. deseo, anhelo, ansia.
References in classic literature ?
I know I do--teaching those tiresome children nearly all day, when I'm longing to enjoy myself at home," began Meg, in the complaining tone again.
Feeling secure regarding their happiness and welfare, she did not miss them except with an occasional intense longing.
Nay, throw aside that frown, Heyward, and in pity to my longing ears, suffer him to journey in our train.