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synonyms for pining

  • ambitious
  • greedy
  • hungry
  • impatient
  • keen
  • restless
  • thirsty
  • craving
  • earnest
  • hankering
  • intent
  • longing
  • wild
  • yearning
  • acquisitive
  • agog
  • antsy
  • appetent
  • ardent
  • athirst
  • avid
  • breathless
  • champing at the bit
  • covetous
  • desiring
  • desirous
  • dying to
  • fervent
  • fervid
  • gung-ho
  • heated
  • hot
  • hot to trot
  • rarin' to go
  • ready and willing
  • restive
  • self-starting
  • solicitous
  • vehement
  • voracious
  • warmblooded
  • wishful
  • zealous
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antonyms for pining

MOST RELEVANT
  • satisfied
  • apathetic
  • disinterested
  • dispassionate
  • unconcerned
  • uneager
  • unenthusiastic
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            How to use pining in a sentence

            Nye’s keen eye for the small, revealing detail — a comforting pine cone, a lost mitten — encourages us to notice and perhaps write about the odd, stray things that surround us.
            BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF 2020 REVEAL A GROWING DIVERSITYCHRISTINA BARRON, MARY QUATTLEBAUM, ABBY MCGANNEY NOLAN, KATHIE MEIZNERNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
            With the azalea bushes and dogwood trees blooming and the cheers of fans floating through the tall pine trees, the Masters is an annual sign that spring has arrived.
            GOLF’S MASTERS TOURNAMENT BREAKS WITH TRADITION AND SO DOES A SERIOUS CONTENDERFRED BOWENNOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
            This bedside table is made of solid pine and comes in several distressed wood color finishes.
            THE BEST BEDSIDE TABLES FOR YOUR BEDROOMPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMOCTOBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
            A bristlecone pine, for example, can live for a whopping 5,000 years!
            THE FASTER TREES GROW, THE YOUNGER THEY DIEALISON PEARCE STEVENSOCTOBER 20, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
            Made of solid reclaimed pine wood, this TV stand is a sturdy option to hold even your heaviest TVs and media equipment.
            THE BEST TV AND MEDIA STANDS FOR YOUR HOMEPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMOCTOBER 16, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
            I can't see father pining and fretting himself to death about his son, without doing something to relieve his mind.
            THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
            While he was forced to be with us, he was weary of us, pining for his home, counting the hours to the prorogation.
            THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
            She knew that Dorian Mountcastle was waiting there, heart-sick and restless, and pining for her presence.
            THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
            General Gage and the troops under his command are penned up, pining in inglorious inactivity.
            THE LOYALISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR TIMES, VOL. 1 OF 2EGERTON RYERSON
            Yet, somewhere in the city, there must be women pining and longing for that waiting work.
            THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
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            WORDS RELATED TO PINING

            • appetency
            • appetite
            • craving
            • drive
            • hunger
            • liking
            • longing
            • lust
            • penchant
            • pining
            • thirst
            • urge
            • wish
            • yearning
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