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  • adj.desirous
  • nounstrong desire

synonyms for longing

  • craving
  • eager
  • languishing
  • pining
  • yearning
  • anxious
  • ardent
  • avid
  • hungry
  • ravenous
  • wishful
  • wistful
See also synonyms for: longingly
  • ambition
  • aspiration
  • craving
  • hankering
  • hunger
  • pining
  • thirst
  • wish
  • yearning
  • coveting
  • hungering
  • itch
  • urge
  • yen
  • fire in the belly
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antonyms for longing

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  • despising
  • hating
  • loathing
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • satisfaction
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Law professor sues George Mason University, challenging covid vaccine mandatePervading everything is a weariness with the virus, and a longing for more stable, certain times.
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It was an unrealistic burden to place on statistics, but the longing for a mathematical seal of approval burned hot.
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We come to understand that the alternating flashes of love, rage, longing and frustration Fanny experiences in the course of her obsession with Linda are echoes of what she feels for the mother who so remorselessly abandoned her.
AMAZON’S DIVINE PERIOD ROMANCE THE PURSUIT OF LOVE GIVES CLASSIC SOCIAL SATIRE A MODERN TWISTJUDY BERMANJULY 30, 2021TIME
I preferred not to try so hard so that the longing did not dampen my spirits too much and not to end up with my soul rotten by depression and my eyes lost in memories.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIIYARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZJULY 21, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Each conversation was a slam to my longings, a slap that plunged me deeper into a sea of ​​despair.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Ironically, longing for something seems to shrink its duration in the mind’s eye.
WHY VACATIONS FEEL LIKE THEY’RE OVER BEFORE THEY EVEN STARTLGBTQ-EDITORJULY 12, 2021NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Her lyrical prose roils with emotion as she reflects on love and longing, heartbreak and travel, the search for meaning and ultimately herself.
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So dance has opened many doors for me, but I feel like always that longing to just not put telling stories in a box.
THE VERY MS. C.J. PERRY!EUGENE ROBINSONMAY 25, 2021OZY
None of About Endlessness is easy to explain in words, yet somehow the images, and the spare strands of dialogue accompanying them, unlock some of the little doors behind which we keep our own anxieties and longings.
ROY ANDERSSON'S QUIETLY GORGEOUS ABOUT ENDLESSNESS EXPLORES QUESTIONS FOR WHICH THERE ARE NO ANSWERSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
By the novel’s end, Franny is left longing for the mother she never got to know and is disturbed by how much she doesn’t remember about the life they once shared together.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION BEHIND NETFLIX'S THINGS HEARD & SEENANNABEL GUTTERMANAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
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