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yearning

noun

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yearning

adjective

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yearning

verb
present participle of yearn

Synonyms & Antonyms of yearning (Entry 3 of 3)

as in longing, pining

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“Yearning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/yearning. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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