Synonyms of hanker in English:

hanker

verb

  • she still hankered to go back they hankered for the bright lights of the capital
    yearn, long, have a longing, have a hankering, crave, desire, wish, want, hunger, thirst, lust, ache, be aching, itch, be itching, burn, be burning, pant, want badly, be eager, be desperate, be hungry, be greedy, be thirsty, be consumed with a/the desire, be eating one's heart out; fancy, pine for, have one's heart set on
    informal be dying, have a yen
    archaic be desirous, be athirst
    rare suspire
    [Antonyms] be averse
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    hanker, yearn, long, pine
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