Simple Definition of longing
: a strong desire for something or someone
Examples of longing
They looked with longing toward freedom.
She cast a look of longing at the shop window.
She never told anyone about her secret longings.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of longing
before 12th century
LONGING Defined for Kids
Definition of longing
: a very strong desire
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