Definitions

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  • adjective Indicating strong desire, passion, or longing; eager.
  • adjective Overly desirous; sentimental.

Etymologies

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From yearn +‎ -y.

Examples

  • I was slooshying more like malenky romantic songs, what they call Lieder, just a goloss and a piano, very quiet and like yearny, different from when it had been all bolshy orchestras and me lying on the bed between the violins and the trombones and kettledrums.

    Where's the show?

  • I don't feel sad or torn at all, I'm always happy for them, but it makes a yearny feeling inside me.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • Never knew my heart could be so yearny, Joe confessed.

    Stallion Gate

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