Definition of yearning noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yearning

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈjɜːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjɜːrnɪŋ//
 
[countable, uncountable](formal)
 
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a strong and emotional desire synonym longing yearning (for somebody/something) a yearning for a quiet life yearning (to do something) She had no great yearning to go back.Extra examples He looked at her with yearning. I found myself yearning for the end to come. They had a deep yearning for their homeland. He repressed his yearnings for a quiet life.
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