Hankering [ hang-ker ]
The word of the day is ‘hanker’.
This word is a verb i.e., it denotes an action or an occurrence.
Yes; the past form of this word is hankered.
1. A strong desire
2. Yearning for something
3. Have a longing
1. If you hanker to go to Boston, go you shall, and no thanks to me.
2. I was too busy to hanker for a stump speech, so I cut across his bows.
3. I can make a living for myself and my small family, and we do not hanker after riches.
4. He’d better bend his own back at that work, and then it’s not mint he’ll hanker after, no fear!
5. There are days when I feel uneasy every minute and hanker for a deck underneath me.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
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, , suspire, longing, yearning, craving, need, urge, burning, pining, appetite, passion, yen, appetency, appetence, etc.
Some antonyms of this word of the day are:
dislike, hate, despise, aversion, be averse, etc.
For years, I’ve had a hankering for the portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis. Franklin is credited with so many inventions: the postal system, lightning rods, the constitution. He was a rock star before there was such a thing.Jon Bon Jovi
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