Synonyms for longing

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : lawng-ing, long-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-

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Définition of longing

Origin :
  • "yearning, desire," Old English langung "longing, weariness, sadness, dejection," from long (v.). Related: Longingly.
  • adj desirous
  • noun strong desire
Example sentences :
  • "Why—I've never worn a low dress—not really low," I said, longing but dubious.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Rico started off, as if driven by the longing that now took possession of him.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • It was done, and Lucy Ann looked at herself with a smile all suffused by love and longing.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • It struck a note she never knew, and wakened her to life and longing.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • The temptation of his longing seemed more than he could long withstand.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • She was suddenly conscious of a longing to be alone—to let her face go.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • How was it that a longing for life had come to him in his decline?
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • The rose is of Paradise—the snowdrop is of the striving, hoping, longing Earth.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • Where are the brisk boys of the City who were said to be longing for me?
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A longing to handle it began to possess me, and my old dream returned.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for longing

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