longingly, adv.longingness, n.
/lawng"ing, long"-/, n.
1. strong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant: filled with longing for home.
2. an instance of this: a sudden longing to see old friends.
3. having or characterized by persistent or earnest desire: a longing look.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE langung; see LONG2, -ING1]
Syn. 1. aspiration. See desire. 3. desirous, yearning.
Ant. 1. apathy.

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