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What is another word for yearning?

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Noun
A desire for something
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“The insatiable yearning to know more makes each day exciting and each discovery a gem.”
Noun
Enthusiasm to do or to have something
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A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past
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The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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Adjective
Eagerly wishing or wanting of something or someone
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Adjective
Behaving oddly, or as though in distress, due to being overcome by feelings of love
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Thoughtful, typically longing or yearning for days gone by
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Having or showing amorous intentions or love for someone
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Missing one's home and family very much when away
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Suggestive of lustful or amorous intentions
Verb
Present participle for to have a strong desire for
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“We yearn for the simple life, thinking that being closer to nature will transform us into spiritual, earth-preserving people.”
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Present participle for to anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure
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Present participle for to expectantly want something to happen
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Present participle for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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(rare) Present participle for to have an attraction to or feel affection for someone
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Present participle for to act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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Present participle for to feel deep sadness, distress or anguish
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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