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yearning

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈjɜː.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈjɝː-/
a strong feeling of wishing for something, especially something that you cannot have or get easily: I suppose it's because I live in a city that I have this yearning for open spaces.
Translations of “yearning”
in Chinese (Traditional) 渴望,期盼,渴求…
in Chinese (Simplified) 渴望,切盼,渴求…
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