Longing Synonyms and Antonyms

lông'ĭng, lŏng'-

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Synonyms for Longing

Having or expressing desire; desiring:
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A persistent, often melancholy desire; a longing:
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Not measuring up to standards or expectations:
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The act of one who pines.
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Ache means to feel persistent sadness, pain, discomfort or desire, either physically or mentally.
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Hone is defined as to sharpen or make something more effective.
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To have a longing for; want; desire; crave
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Pant is defined as to breath rapidly, to beat quickly, or to strongly want something.
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Any strong desire; craving
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Of, relating to, or expressing desire.
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Plural form of desideratum
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(Archaic) eagerly desirous
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A natural attraction; affinity
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A desire, longing for, or seeking after of something.
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The act of desiderating.
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(Uncountable) The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.
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To wish to have or see happen.
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The characteristic of being hungry; hunger.
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The state or action of desiring or craving
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A strong wish or urge:
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The definition of a craving is a very strong desire.
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(Uncountable) The feeling of desire.
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The definition of hunger is the desire for something.
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An irritating sensation on the skin that makes one want to scratch the affected part
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(Archaic) A delightful cause of joy, pleasure.
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A coin or note worth one yen.
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(Intransitive) To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness. [from 14th c.]
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To have an intense longing or desire; yearn
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To feel deep pity, sympathy, or tenderness:
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The definition of hanker is to long for something.
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To feel a need to drink.
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To overlook; let (an opportunity, etc.) go by
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Lust means feeling a strong desire for someone or something, especially of a sexual nature.
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To feel hunger; be hungry; need food
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To have hope; want and expect
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To want sexually
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Antonyms for Longing

desirous
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desirous
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The definition of a dislike is a feeling of not liking someone or something.
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A strong feeling of dislike or ill will; hatred
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To dislike is to feel distaste or hostility towards someone or something.
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Strong aversion; intense dislike; hateful regard; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as unpleasant, harmful or evil.
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Words Related to Longing

The thing desired or longed for
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Having or showing enthusiasm; ardent
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Find another word for longing. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for longing, like: wish, desirous, enthusiastic, yearning, wanting, ravenous, pining, aching, solitude, wistful and despising.