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Princeton's WordNet

  1. piningnoun

    a feeling of deep longing


  1. pining

    Pining is the act of feeling intense longing or yearning for someone or something, often accompanied by a sense of sadness, melancholy or grief. This feeling may arise due to separation, loss, non-acquisition or non-fulfilment of desires. The term is usually associated with feelings of love or strong emotional attachment to the person or thing being yearned for.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pining

    of Pine

  2. Piningadjective

    languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing

  3. Piningadjective

    wasting; consuming

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pining in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pining in a Sentence

  1. Bryan Fuller:

    We had been telling the story of Hannibal Lecter, foreigner in America, so far, and now we transition the story, he's returning to more familiar settings to lick his wounds. It allows us to explore the emotional bandwidth of his character and see him pining for his friend Will.

  2. Brendan Hunt:

    Getting nominated for an acting Emmy is as thrilling as it is surprising, not only was this kind of thing never something I was planning or pining for, but also I'm not even the.

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