Definition of Craving

1. Noun. An intense desire for some particular thing.

Generic synonyms: Desire
Specialized synonyms: Appetence, Appetency, Appetite, Addiction
Derivative terms: Crave



Definition of Craving

1. n. Vehement or urgent desire; longing for; beseeching.

Definition of Craving

1. Noun. A strong desire; yearning ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of crave) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Craving

1. a great desire [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Craving

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crave
craved
craven
cravened
cravening
cravenly
cravenness
cravennesses
cravens
craver
cravers
craves
cravest
craveth
craving (current term)
cravingly
cravingness
cravings
craw
craw-craw
crawdad
crawdaddies
crawdaddy
crawdads
crawfish
crawfish out
crawfished
crawfishes
crawfishing

Literary usage of Craving

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1. Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines by Nyanatiloka, Nyanatiloka Mahathera (1980)
"'Clinging' is explained as an intensified form of craving. ... Sensuous craving is to (1) a condition of natural decisive support ..."

2. The Chinese and Their Rebellions: Viewed in Connection with Their National by Thomas Taylor Meadows (1856)
"As to man's craving for admiration, it operates more or less in almost every act of his life, which is not strictly personal. The manifestation of these two ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1900)
"The question as to how the craving for alcohol and other narcotics, the love for those states of inind which they severally induce, arose can be answered in ..."

4. Democracy and Liberty by William Edward Hartpole, Lecky (1896)
"Probably its chief root is that craving for excitement to which I have just ... It was this craving which, in antiquity, found one of its chief vents in the ..."

5. Aristocracy and Evolution: A Study of the Rights, the Origin, and the Social by William Hurrell Mallock (1898)
"... IV Chapter 4 The practical craving for wealth is naturally confined to those who have some talent for creating it, and the pain caused by its absence is ..."

6. Chitty's Treatise on Pleading and Parties to Actions: With Second and Third by Joseph Chitty, Henry Greening (1844)
"The like by an executor or administrator. w Non est factum, after craving oyer of bond and condition. (i) The like of an indenture. ..."

7. Buddhist Legends by Buddhaghosa (1921)
"THIRST OR craving, TANHA VAGGA XXIV. 1. REDFISH 1 // a man walk in heedlessness. This religious instruction was given by the Teacher while he was in ..."

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