Synonyms for craving

Grammar : Noun
Spell : krey-ving
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkreɪ vɪŋ

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Définition of craving

Origin :
  • Old English crafian "ask, implore, demand by right," from North Germanic *krabojan (cf. Old Norse krefja "to demand," Danish kræve, Swedish kräva); perhaps related to craft in its base sense of "power." Current sense "to long for" is c.1400, probably through intermediate meaning "to ask very earnestly" (c.1300). Related: Craved; craving.
  • noun strong desire
Example sentences :
  • A sound of craving and eagerness that had nothing articulate in it but blood.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • Throbbing with a grateful, craving allegiance, I seized the rein.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • Why should I be sober, when in such moments I suffer agonies of craving?
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Thus it is not alcoholism or the craving for drink which is inherited.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • It seemed to her that if she could not satisfy her craving she herself must lose her life.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • And at that moment he felt a craving to proclaim it, to cry it aloud.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • The craving for excitement and for elaboration has ruined that blessing.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • Was I over-covetous in craving this one corner of the vast universe?
  • Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
  • Lying there, he felt a craving that bit like thirst or hunger.
  • Extract from : « The Web of the Golden Spider » by Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • He felt a craving, greater at first even than his thirst, for light.
  • Extract from : « The Web of the Golden Spider » by Frederick Orin Bartlett

Antonyms for craving

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