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Meaning of PINING

Pronunciation:  p'Ining

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a feeling of deep longing
 

PINING is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: longing, lovesickness, yearning

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pin"ing\, a.
1. Languishing; drooping; wasting away, as with longing.

2. Wasting; consuming. ``The pining malady of France.''
   --Shak.

 
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