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longing

noun

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longing

adjective

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longing

verb
present participle of long

Synonyms & Antonyms of longing (Entry 3 of 3)

as in yearning, pining

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The first known use of longing was before the 12th century

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longing (for)

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“Longing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/longing. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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