Definition Of hankering


a strong desire to have or do something.

a hankering for family life

feel a strong desire for or to do something.

his wife accused him of hankering after adultery

Example Of hankering

  • a hankering for family life

  • Coffee options are tailored not just to a hankering for sweet or bitter, black or milky.

  • Coming from a long line of plumbers, his lifelong hankering for an acting career had somehow never seemed a realistic option.

  • En route to home I got a hankering for a big thick hot American Pastrami sandwich.

  • He feels no hankering to play rounds with his former pool hall friends.

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