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hankering

Line breaks: han¦ker|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhaŋk(ə)rɪŋ
 
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Definition of hankering in English:

noun

A strong desire to have or do something: a hankering for family life [with infinitive]: he had a hankering to return to Scotland
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  • No motive was established for the crime, beyond a vague hankering for the bachelor life.
  • Over the weekend I found myself with a hankering to see lousy movies.
  • Rubin says he has always had a hankering for public life.

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