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longing

noun [S or U] uk   /ˈlɒŋ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈlɑːŋ-/
C2 a feeling of wanting something or someone very much: He gazed at her, his eyes full of longing. a longing look a longing for his homeland
longingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She gazed longingly at the box of chocolates.
Translations of “longing”
in Korean 갈망…
in Arabic حَنين…
in Portuguese desejo…
in Catalan desig, anhel…
in Japanese あこがれ, 願望…
in Italian desiderio intenso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望,嚮往,期望…
in Russian страстное желание, тоска…
in Turkish özlem, hasret…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望,向往,期望…
in Polish tęsknota, pragnienie…
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