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longing

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noun long·ing \ˈlȯŋ-iŋ\

Simple Definition of longing

  • : a strong desire for something or someone

Full Definition of longing

  1. :  a strong desire especially for something unattainable :  craving

long·ing·ly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of longing

  1. They looked with longing toward freedom.

  2. She cast a look of longing at the shop window.

  3. She never told anyone about her secret longings.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of longing

before 12th century



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