Synonyms for yearning

Grammar : Noun
Spell : yur-ning
Phonetic Transcription : ˈyɜr nɪŋ

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Définition of yearning

Origin :
  • Old English geornan (Mercian), giernan (West Saxon), giorna (Northumbrian), from Proto-Germanic *gernijanan (cf. Gothic gairnjan "to desire," German begehren "to desire"), from *gernaz (cf. Old High German gern, Old Norse gjarn "desirous," Old English georn "eager, desirous," German gern "gladly, willingly"), from PIE root *gher- "to like, want" (see hortatory). Related: Yearned; yearning.
  • noun desire
Example sentences :
  • But the yearning towards the parent country is too strong to be overcome.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • His heart ached with yearning more intense than any that he could recall.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • Besides, is not the yearning for the divine simply a desire to behold the Divinity?
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • He glanced across the river as though he were yearning to accept the invitation.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • There's something in me that—I think only a son of his could have satisfied my yearning.
  • Extract from : « A Spirit in Prison » by Robert Hichens
  • His one yearning was that she might be very beautiful, very happy, very rich.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • She was yearning for that role and hoping that Nana would refuse it.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • It was almost as if she had spent them on Naomi in the yearning of dove and pity.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • Yet all this time the man's soul was yearning with pity for the people.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • But she had no one, and the pain of her yearning and the misery of her shame were choking her.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for yearning

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