1. craving

noun. ['ˈkreɪvɪŋ'] an intense desire for some particular thing.


  • appetency
  • addiction
  • appetence
  • desire


  • crave (English)
  • craven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cravinge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • crafing (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Craving

  • misbehaving
  • engraving
  • behaving
  • staving
  • braving
  • waving
  • waiving
  • shaving
  • saving
  • paving
  • caving

How do you pronounce craving?

Pronounce craving as ˈkreɪvɪŋ.

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Sentences with craving

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
What are you to do when you're craving fair food... but the fair isn't in town?

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you wait 15 minutes before giving in to a craving, it may just go away.

Quotes about craving

1. People are craving this great progress in electronics, going after computers, the Internet, etc. It's a giant progress technologically. But they must have a balance of soul, a balance for human beauty. That means art has an important role.
- Mstislav Rostropovich

2. Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.
- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

3. The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
- Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X