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1. yearn

verb. ['ˈjɝːn'] desire strongly or persistently.

Synonyms

  • hanker
  • languish
  • long
  • want
  • ache
  • desire
  • yen

Antonyms

  • inessential
  • have
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • giernan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Yearn

  • unconcern
  • concern
  • upturn
  • sauterne
  • return
  • new-bern
  • mckern
  • mcgurn
  • laverne
  • discern
  • amburn
  • alpern
  • sturn
  • stirn
  • sterne
  • stern
  • stearne
  • stearn
  • spurn
  • ohern
  • o'hern
  • ohearn
  • o'hearn
  • obyrne
  • o'byrne
  • o'beirne
  • aherne
  • ahern
  • ahearn
  • adjourn

Sentences with yearn


1. Verb, base form
Do you yearn for a manly chest but can't seem to put on bulk no matter what?

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The rural scenery of Galena beckons visitors who yearn for a break from urban life.

Quotes about yearn


1. Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

2. There are thousands of inspirational stories waiting to be told about young women who yearn for a great education. They are stories of struggle and stories of success, and they will inspire others to take action and work to change lives.
- Soledad O'Brien

3. There are thousands of inspirational stories waiting to be told about young women who yearn for a great education. They are stories of struggle and stories of success, and they will inspire others to take action and work to change lives.
- Soledad O'Brien

2. yearn

verb. ['ˈjɝːn'] have affection for; feel tenderness for.

Synonyms

  • cherish
  • treasure
  • care for

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • short
  • improvident
  • unretentive

Etymology

  • giernan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. yearn

verb. ['ˈjɝːn'] have a desire for something or someone who is not present.

Synonyms

  • die
  • hanker
  • long
  • ache
  • languish
  • yen

Antonyms

  • scarce
  • sound
  • despair
  • presence

Etymology

  • giernan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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