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longing

noun [U, no plural]
 
 
/ˈlɒŋɪŋ/
a feeling of wanting something or someone very much: He gazed at her, his eyes full of longing. a longing for his homelandFeelings of desire
longingly adverb She looked longingly at the silk dresses.
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…
(Definition of longing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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