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Correct spelling:
longing
Definition:
prolonged unfulfilled desire or need

Synonyms:

adjective
ambitious
inspired, hard ball, self-starting, go getter, ball of fire, fireball, High-reaching, bent upon, goal-oriented, come on strong, power-loving.
desirous
acquisitive, amorous, anxious, ardent, avid, covetous, craving, desirous, eager, expectant, fond, grasping, greedy, hankering, hopeful, hungry, itching, needful, passionate, pining, ravenous, urgent, wishful, wistful, yearning, Languishing, Lusting, Thirsting, prehensile.
hopeful
aspiring.
hoping
wishing.
nostalgic
syrupy, cornball, down memory lane, like yesterday.
raring
raring.
wishful
longful.
noun
appetite
gluttony, Gluttonies, Propensities, big eyes.
avidity
intense desire.
cupidity
greediness, possessiveness, graspingness.
desire
acquisitiveness, amorousness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, expectation, fondness, greed, hope, hunger, itch, lust, need, passion, thirst, urge, will, wish, Ardency.
feeling
hungriness, longing, yearning.
jealousy
envy.
longing
yearning.
panting
panting.
strong desire
ambition, aspiration, hankering, hunger, itch, thirst, urge, wish, yen, Hungering, Coveting, fire in the belly.
verb
desiring
pining, wanting, welcoming, wishing, Desiring, Expecting, Fancying, Hoping, Hungering, Needing, Coveting.
lamenting
agonizing, clamoring, crying, grieving, groaning, lamenting, moaning, mourning, sniffling, snuffling, sobbing, wailing, weeping, whining, Bemoaning, Bewailing, Decrying, Sighing, Ululating, Whimpering.
Examples of usage:
  1. " This is what I've been longing for all day," said he. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  2. My longing grows when day to night is turning; And though I find Him not as day recedeth, My heart still pleadeth. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  3. And with this longing for change, the wish to move about which invalids get, this fancy of hers grew, and became more and more persistent. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  4. She had to admit to herself that she had not: the slightest longing to hear him play. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  5. Elizabeth gazed in longing admiration at John and Charles Stuart. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith

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