Definition of yearning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    yearning

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈyərnɪŋ//
     
    [countable, uncountable](formal)
     
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  1. 1a strong and emotional desire synonym longing
  2. 2 yearning (for somebody/something) a yearning for a quiet life yearning (to do something) She had no great yearning to go back.
 
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