yearning

noun yearn·ing \ ˈyər-niŋ \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of yearning

: a tender or urgent longing
  • a yearning for justice

Examples of yearning in a Sentence

  1. had a sudden yearning for something sweet

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First Known Use of yearning

before 12th century


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noun yearn·ing \ ˈyər-niŋ \

Definition of yearning for Students

: an eager desire


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