hankering


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han·ker

 (hăng′kər)
intr.v. han·kered, han·ker·ing, han·kers
To have a strong, often restless desire.

[Perhaps from Dutch dialectal hankeren; see konk- in Indo-European roots.]

hank′er·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hankering - a yearning for something or to do somethinghankering - a yearning for something or to do something
longing, yearning, hungriness - prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

hankering

noun desire, longing, wish, hope, urge, yen (informal), pining, hunger, ache, craving, yearning, itch, thirst Have you always had a hankering to be an actress?
Translations

hankering

[ˈhæŋkərɪŋ] Nañoranza f (for de) → anhelo m (for por) to have a hankering for sthañorar or anhelar algo

hankering

[ˈhæŋkərɪŋ] n (= desire) to have a hankering for sth → rêver de qch
to have a hankering to do sth → rêver de faire qch
He has always had a hankering to be a nurse → Il rêve depuis toujours d'être infirmier.

hankering

nVerlangen nt, → Sehnsucht f; to have a hankering for somethingVerlangen or Sehnsucht nach etw haben; I’ve always had a hankering to be an actressich wollte schon immer Schauspielerin werden

hankering

[ˈhæŋkrɪŋ] n to have a hankering for sth/to do sthavere una voglia matta di qc/di fare qc
References in classic literature ?
Markham, extraordinary as it may be, is not without its advantages; for here you see the child is delivered at once from temptation; he has no secret curiosity, no hankering desire; he is as well acquainted with the tempting liquors as he ever wishes to be; and is thoroughly disgusted with them, without having suffered from their effects.'
Well, I may as well confess, though I do feel ashamed when I think of it: I was beginning to have a base hankering to be its first presi- dent myself.
"I have a keen hankering to take a hand in at that fight," said the hunter, brandishing his rifle.
Now John had sometimes experienced this hankering at maths.
Don't you ever have a hankering to drop it all and go back?"
"Tell me, senor bachelor," said Sancho at this point, "does the adventure with the Yanguesans come in, when our good Rocinante went hankering after dainties?"
Y'aren't going away for ever, and if you leave her behind with a notion in her head o' your feeling about her the same as she feels about you, she'll be hankering after you, and the mischief may get worse.
If the pursuit is not followed up they will, after a time, yield to their inquisitive hankering, and return to the place from whence they have been frightened.
"'Twas so civilian-like," said poor Dinah, who hated her husband's hankering for his old life.
So I never mentioned my hankerings to him, or any one any more.'
Shringla said that India has taken the decision to do away with provisional Article 370 because it was "hankering" with the growth in the erstwhile state.
APART from hankering after the title of knife and gun crime capital of the Pennines, Huddersfield is chasing the status of top love-rat centre.