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Hanker

Han´ker   Pronunciation: hăņ´kẽr
v. i.1.To long (for) with a keen appetite and uneasiness; to have a vehement desire; - usually with for or after; as, to hanker after fruit; to hanker after the diversions of the town.
[imp. & p. p. Hankered (-kẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hankering.]
He was hankering to join his friend.
- J. A. Symonds.
2.To linger in expectation or with desire.
Verb1.hanker - desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long, yearn
ache, covet, crave, fancy, hunger, hunger after, hunger for, itch for, long for, lust, lust after, lust for, pine for, sigh, thirst after, thirst for, want, yearn for, yen
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