Word of the Day: Yearn
Yearn means to grieve or to have a strong desire or need for something. The noun yearning, similarly, refers to a longing or unfulfilled desire or need.
But mostly, she puts away her subway book as she steps out of the train doors and yearns for a longer commute, something other reading riders admitted to yesterday. (NY Times)
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Instead, Wall Street told us that the solution was less regulation. Convinced it could shirk risk, it chafed at restriction, yearning to pursue reward without consequence. (Houston Chronicle)
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3 Responses to “Word of the Day: Yearn”
@Rod, I agree with Erik.
Spontaneously, I’d say that “look forward to” is weaker (?).
Is there a specific difference among the words long, crave, yearn and look forward to?