Hankering

  • 1 Hankering — Hanker Han ker (h[a^][ng] k[ e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hankered} ( k[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hankering}.] [Prob. fr. hang; cf. D. hunkeren, hengelen.] 1. To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; usually with …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hankering — index desire, will (desire) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 hankering — n. (colloq.) 1) a hankering for 2) a hankering to + inf. (a hankering to travel) * * * [ hæŋk(ə)rɪŋ] (colloq.) a hankering for a hankering to + inf. (a hankering to travel) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 4 hankering — han|ker|ing [ˈhæŋkərıŋ] n [singular] a strong wish to have or do something hankering for/after ▪ his hankering for adventure a hankering to do sth ▪ I ve always had a hankering to be a doctor …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 hankering — (n.) mental craving, 1660s, see HANKER (Cf. hanker) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 hankering — [[t]hæ̱ŋkərɪŋ[/t]] hankerings N COUNT: usu N for/after n, N to inf A hankering for something is a desire or longing for it. From time to time we all get a hankering for something a little different... Have you always had a hankering to be an… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 hankering — noun I had a sudden hankering for a BLT Syn: longing, yearning, craving, desire, wish, hunger, thirst, urge, ache, lust, appetite, fancy; informal yen, itch; archaic appetency Ant: aversion …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 8 hankering — UK [ˈhæŋkərɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms hankering : singular hankering plural hankerings informal a strong feeling of wanting something …

    English dictionary

  • 9 hankering — [n] strong desire ache, craving, druthers*, fire in belly*, hunger, itch*, longing, munchies*, pining, thirst, urge, want, weakness, wish, yearning, yen; concepts 20,709 Ant. dislike, hate, hatred …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 hankering — [haŋ′kəriŋ] n. a craving; yearning …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 hankering — hankeringly, adv. /hang keuhr ing/, n. a longing; craving. [1655 65; HANKER + ING1] Syn. desire, need, yearning, hunger, yen, thirst. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 hankering — noun a strong restless desire or longing …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 hankering — Synonyms and related words: Heimweh, aching, desiderium, homesick, homesickness, honing, languishing, languishment, longing, mal du pays, maladie du pays, nostalgia, nostalgic, nostomania, pining, wishful, wistful, yearnful, yearning, yen …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 hankering — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craving, longing, wish; see deSire 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. desire, craving, yearning, want, thirst, itch, yen, ache, longing, *fire in one s belly, drive …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 hankering — han|ker|ing [ hæŋkərıŋ ] noun count INFORMAL a strong feeling of wanting something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 hankering — han·ker·ing || hæŋkÉ™rɪŋ n. longing; craving, strong desire han·ker || hæŋkÉ™(r) v. desire, crave, long for …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 hankering — n. Longing, craving, strong desire, burning want …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 hankering — noun (singular) a strong wish to have something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 hankering — n desire, Inf. yen, itch, hunger, thirst; 486 longing, yearning, craving, Sl. letch, lust, appetite, passion, ardor; coveting, cupidity; fancy, weakness, wish …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 hankering — /ˈhæŋkərɪŋ/ (say hangkuhring) noun a longing; craving …

    Australian English dictionary


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