1. longing

noun. ['ˈlɔŋɪŋ'] prolonged unfulfilled desire or need.


  • hankering
  • discontentedness
  • discontentment
  • nostalgia
  • hungriness
  • wistfulness
  • yearning
  • discontent
  • desire
  • yen
  • pining


  • euphoria
  • satisfaction
  • happy
  • pleased

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Rhymes with Longing

  • banging
  • belonging

Sentences with longing

1. Noun, singular or mass
Living in Japan can be an exotic fantasy for any young American longing to see far-off places.

2. Verb, gerund or present participle
Even apartment dwellers longing for sun-ripened veggies can probably find a bright location to make a container garden.

Quotes about longing

1. Ontologically, chocolate raises profoundly disturbing questions: Does not chocolate offer natural revelation of the goodness of the Creator just as chilies disclose a divine sense of humor? Is the human born with an innate longing for chocolate? Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will?
- David Augsburger

2. Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
- Mahatma Gandhi

3. We all know about love, faith, sadness, despair, hope, hopelessness, longing, desire... those are things we all have inside of us, and that's what my songs are about... what it means to be a human being.
- Ron Pope