Hanker vs Longing - What's the difference?

hanker | longing |


As verbs the difference between hanker and longing

is that hanker is to crave, want or desire while longing is .

As a noun longing is

an earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.

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hanker

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To crave, want or desire.
  • If you hanker for chocolate, you'll like this fudge recipe.
  • *2012 , The Economist, 13 Oct 2012, Butlers: Very good, sir
  • *:[...] the newly rich hanker after old aristocratic glitz.
  • Usage notes

    * Usually used with for, as in the example above; after may also be used.

    Anagrams

    *

    longing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An earnest and deep, not greatly passionate, but rather melancholic desire.
  • The buying of a financial instrument with the expectation that its value will rise
  • Synonyms

    * yearning

    See also

    * desire * miss