Hanker vs Pester - What's the difference?

hanker | pester |


As verbs the difference between hanker and pester

is that hanker is to crave, want or desire while pester is to bother, harass or annoy persistently.

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.

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    pester

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pestre (obsolete)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
  • Synonyms

    * badger * bug * hound

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