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longingnoun [S or U]

uk   /ˈlɒŋ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˈlɑːŋ-/
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​gazed longingly at the ​box of ​chocolates.
(Definition of longing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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longingnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɔŋ·ɪŋ/
a ​strongdesire: a longing for ​peace and ​quiet
(Definition of longing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “longing”
in Arabic حَنين…
in Korean 갈망…
in Portuguese desejo…
in Catalan desig, anhel…
in Japanese あこがれ, 願望…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望,向往,期望…
in Turkish özlem, hasret…
in Russian страстное желание, тоска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望,嚮往,期望…
in Italian desiderio intenso…
in Polish tęsknota, pragnienie…
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