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Meaning of longing by Wiktionary Dictionary

longing


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈlɒŋɪŋ/
    • Rhymes: -ɒŋɪŋ
    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈlɔːŋɪŋ/

    Verb

    longing

    1. Present participle of long .

    Noun

    longing ( plural: longings )

    1. An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire .
    2. The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise

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Explanation of longing by Wordnet Dictionary

longing


    Noun
    1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need