Share this entry
American English: /ˈlɔŋɪŋ/
British English: /ˈlɒŋɪŋ/

Translation of longing in Spanish:


uncountable or countable
  • (nostalgia)
    (desire) vivo or vehemente deseo (masculine)
    longing for something/somebodyshe was overcome with longing for her own country
    sintió una gran añoranza or nostalgia de su país
    he felt a great longing for her
    la echaba muchísimo de menos
    there was a longing for a return to peace
    había un vivo deseo de que volviera la paz
    Example sentences
    • The longings and legitimate desires for approval, acceptance and understanding are cut off.
    • Give yourself the breathing room necessary to feel your deepest longings and desires.
    • It signifies the love and longings of the women who make it.


Definition of longing in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources