A strong feeling of longing or desire for something.
The word "yearning" originated in the late 14th century, it comes from the middle english word "yernen" meaning to desire or to long for.
- She felt a yearning for adventure.
- He had a yearning to see the world.
- She had a yearning to be a mother.
- He felt a yearning to reconnect with his roots.
- The song expressed the yearning for love.