Longingness



[lawng-ing, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ɪŋ, ˈlɒŋ-/

noun
1.
strong, persistent desire or craving, especially for something unattainable or distant:
filled with longing for home.
2.
an instance of this:
a sudden longing to see old friends.
adjective
3.
having or characterized by persistent or earnest desire:
a longing look.
/ˈlɒŋɪŋ/
noun
1.
a prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
adjective
2.
having or showing desire or need: a longing look
n.

“yearning, desire,” Old English langung “longing, weariness, sadness, dejection,” from long (v.). Related: Longingly.

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