Meaning of “longing” in the English Dictionary

"longing" in British English

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longingnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˈlɒŋ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈlɑːŋ.ɪŋ/
longingly
adverb uk /ˈlɒŋ.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈlɑːŋ.ɪŋ.li/

She gazed longingly at the box of chocolates.

(Definition of “longing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"longing" in American English

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longingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɔŋ·ɪŋ/

a strong desire:

a longing for peace and quiet

(Definition of “longing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)