yearning


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yearn·ing

 (yûr′nĭng)
n.
A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing: a yearning for romance and adventure.

yearning

(ˈjɜːnɪŋ)
n
an intense or overpowering longing, desire, or need; craving
ˈyearningly adv

yearn•ing

(ˈyɜr nɪŋ)

n.
1. deep longing, esp. when accompanied by tenderness or sadness.
2. an instance of this.
[before 900]
yearn′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See desire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yearning - prolonged unfulfilled desire or needyearning - 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

yearning

noun longing, wish, desire, need, burning, urge, yen (informal), pining, hunger, hungering, inclination, eagerness, hankering He spoke of his yearning for another child.

yearning

noun
A strong wanting of what promises enjoyment or pleasure:
Translations
إشْتِياق، تَشَوُّق
touha
længsel
òrá

yearning

[ˈjɜːnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [desire] → ansioso, vehemente; [look, tone] → de ansia, anhelante
B. N (= desire) → ansia f, anhelo m; (= longing) → añoranza f (for de) to have a yearning to do sthtener ansias or muchas ganas de hacer algo, anhelar hacer algo (liter)

yearning

[ˈjɜːrnɪŋ] ndésir m ardent
to have a yearning for sth → avoir un désir ardent de qch
to have a yearning to do sth → avoir un désir ardent de faire qchyear-round [ˌjɪərˈraʊnd]
adj
year-round sunshine → du soleil toute l'année
advtoute l'année

yearning

nSehnsucht f, → Verlangen nt(to do sth etw zu tun, for nach); a look full of yearningein sehnsuchtsvoller Blick; a yearning for the pastdie Sehnsucht nach der Vergangenheit
adj desiresehnsüchtig; look alsosehnsuchtsvoll, verlangend

yearning

[ˈjɜːnɪŋ]
1. adj (desire) → intenso/a; (look, tone) → desideroso/a, bramoso/a
2. n yearning (for)desiderio struggente (di)

yearn

(jəːn) verb
to feel a great desire; to long. to yearn for an end to the war.
ˈyearning noun
(a) strong desire.
References in classic literature ?
So the pot was placed in safety, but it was not long before the cat had a great yearning for it, and said to the mouse: 'I want to tell you something, little mouse; my cousin has brought a little son into the world, and has asked me to be godmother; he is white with brown spots, and I am to hold him over the font at the christening.
Though parted from all his soul held dear, and though often yearning for what lay beyond, still was he never positively and consciously miserable; for, so well is the harp of human feeling strung, that nothing but a crash that breaks every string can wholly mar its harmony; and, on looking back to seasons which in review appear to us as those of deprivation and trial, we can remember that each hour, as it glided, brought its diversions and alleviations, so that, though not happy wholly, we were not, either, wholly miserable.
Their ardor alternated between a vague ideal and the common yearning of womanhood; so that the one was disapproved as extravagance, and the other condemned as a lapse.
Robin looked all about him at the well-known things, so like what they used to be and yet so different; for, where once was the bustle of many busy fellows was now the quietness of solitude; and, as he looked, the woodlands, the greensward, and the sky all blurred together in his sight through salt tears, for such a great yearning came upon him as he looked on these things (as well known to him as the fingers of his right hand) that he could not keep back the water from his eyes.
Also, in those blue eyes were, at the same time, a wild unrest, a wistful yearning, and a repose, an absolute repose, a sort of all-wise and philosophical calm.
He knew that a yearning glance fell upon him, now and then, through a film of tears, but he refused recognition of it.
In the evening twilight, and later whenever the night was not dark, Silas looked out on that narrow prospect round the Stone-pits, listening and gazing, not with hope, but with mere yearning and unrest.
Indeed I was yearning to do so, so I went out for some silk, and then sat down to my labours.
While I was in the very act of yearning toward the new forms that Cleric brought up before me, my mind plunged away from me, and I suddenly found myself thinking of the places and people of my own infinitesimal past.
At any rate, I am glad that, what between Captain S-'s yearning for old triumphs and Mr.
I began to despair, and to feel in my lonely moments a yearning to renew that childish experiment of crying, which I have already adverted to, in the way of confession.
We know this well, we who have passed into the Realm of Terror, who skulk in eternal dusk among the scenes of our former lives, invisible even to ourselves and one another, yet hiding forlorn in lonely places; yearning for speech with our loved ones, yet dumb, and as fearful of them as they of us.