yearnsome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From yearn +‎ -some.

Adjective[edit]

yearnsome (comparative more yearnsome, superlative most yearnsome)

  1. Expressing, indicating, or full of yearning; yearnful; desirous.
    • 1919, Winter Sports Verse:
      And ah! a yearnsome sigh Escapes from scores of swains, who far and nigh To win the slightest notice vainly try, [...]
    • 1990, Pete Davies, Dollarville:
      He'd been on Mir for six months, and was kind of yearnsome for new company.
    • 2005, Paul Seaton, Cats Don't Eat Pancakes:
      I'm in complete control, my yearnsome drones.