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English definition of “longing”

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.
(Definition of longing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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