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 ?
Sometimes great ships sailed by, and then with longing eyes did the little Spirit gaze up at the faces that looked down upon the sea; for often they were kind and pleasant ones, and she gladly would have called to them and asked them to be friends.
I would gladly stay yet longer, but we cannot dwell together, and I am longing sadly for my own cool home.
Thou canst not adorn thyself fine enough for thy friend; for thou shalt be unto him an arrow and a longing for the Superman.