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 for Yearning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yearn \Yearn\ (y[~e]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yearned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Yearning.] [Also earn, ern; probably a corruption of
     OE. ermen to grieve, AS. ierman, yrman, or geierman, geyrman,
     fr. earm wretched, poor; akin to D. & G. arm, Icel. armr,
     Goth. arms. The y- in English is perhaps due to the AS. ge
     (see Y-).]
     To pain; to grieve; to vex. [Obs.] "She laments, sir, for it,
     that it would yearn your heart to see it." --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]
           It yearns me not if men my garments wear. --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  yearning \yearn"ing\, n.
     1. prolonged unfulfilled desire or need.
     Syn: longing.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  yearning \yearn"ing\, adj.
     1. full of longing or unfulfilled desire.
     Syn: wistful.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: prolonged unfulfilled desire or need [syn: longing,
           yearning, hungriness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "yearning":
     Amor, Christian love, Eros, Heimweh, Platonic love, aching,
     admiration, adoration, affection, agape, ardency, ardor,
     attachment, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, charity,
     conjugal love, desiderium, desire, devotion, faithful love, fancy,
     fervor, flame, fondness, free love, free-lovism, hankering, heart,
     hero worship, homesick, homesickness, honing, idolatry, idolism,
     idolization, languishing, languishment, lasciviousness, libido,
     like, liking, longing, love, lovemaking, mal du pays,
     maladie du pays, married love, nostalgia, nostalgic, nostomania,
     passion, physical love, pining, popular regard, popularity, regard,
     sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, spiritual love, tender feeling,
     tender passion, truelove, uxoriousness, weakness, wishful, wistful,
     worship, yearnful, yen

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