Synonyms for hankering

Grammar : Noun
Spell : hang-ker-ing
Phonetic Transcription : ˈhæŋ kər ɪŋ

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Définition of hankering

Origin :
  • "mental craving," 1660s, see hanker.
  • noun strong desire
Example sentences :
  • Also that hankering after an overt or practical effect seems to me an apostasy.
  • Extract from : « Essays, Second Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • But there was one yet—the biggest, the most blank, so to speak—that I had a hankering after.
  • Extract from : « Heart of Darkness » by Joseph Conrad
  • Think I'm hankering about being smashed flatter'n a pancake, do you?
  • Extract from : « Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys » by Silas K. Boone
  • I liked it much better than that of my father, but still had a hankering for the sea.
  • Extract from : « Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin » by Benjamin Franklin
  • There's the widow Babbage, down to Dock: she always had a hankering for you.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Harry Revel » by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • For all that, a hankering after Beaurepaire was observable in her.
  • Extract from : « White Lies » by Charles Reade
  • He had yielded to their abjurations; but his hankering for acres had remained.
  • Extract from : « Roosevelt in the Bad Lands » by H. Hagedorn.
  • There's nothing of his father in him except his hankering after books.
  • Extract from : « Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922 » by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • She's clever, and she's been hankering for more'n we can ever give her.
  • Extract from : « Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 » by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • "Hankering after that mountain all night," Aunt Amy muttered.
  • Extract from : « David and the Phoenix » by Edward Ormondroyd

Antonyms for hankering

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