What is another word for pining?

Pronunciation: [pˈa͡ɪnɪŋ] (IPA)

Pining is a word that refers to a strong feeling of longing or yearning. Synonyms for pining include longing, yearning, craving, yearning, hoping, desiring, and wishing. Other synonyms that can be used include hankering, lusting, hankering after, desiring strongly, yearning for, thirsting for, and having a deep desire for. All of these terms convey the idea of a strong desire or longing for something that is not currently available. They can be used in a variety of contexts, from personal to professional, and can be used to describe a range of emotions and situations.

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Usage examples for Pining

It was just what we'd both been pining for and I was nearly wild with joy; but I noticed Joe didn't say much.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton
But all this and much more we must bear as cheerfully as we can; and I am glad to think that though one wife is far from you, your other wife, the House of Commons, leaves you little time to spend in pining for her.
MacCarthy, Desmond
Over the wine he heard from the father that she was pining for the Lover who had inherited heart disease.
"The Literary Sense"
E. Nesbit

Famous quotes with Pining

  • The filmmakers who I'm pining to work for aren't ringing my phone off the hook.
    Sean Astin
  • But I certainly know a lot of people that existed at that level and are always kind of pining for more, always thinking that the next big break, the next opportunity, the big role are just around the corner of the next audition.
    Thomas Haden Church
  • I loved the idea of Travolta sitting on the kid's swing, pining away for his girlfriend.
    Randal Kleiser
  • Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.
    Agnes de Mille
  • Ever since I've left, I've been doing nothing but this film and traveling, promoting and doing festivals. So the good thing is that I'm not sitting around pining over whether I made the right choice in leaving. I'm moving and grooving.
    Eriq La Salle

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