Definition of craving in English:



  • A powerful desire for something.

    ‘a craving for chocolate’
    • ‘Two of the strongest cravings of human nature are the desire for knowledge and the desire for power.’
    • ‘Now you can safely satisfy your cravings, since those very cravings have been transformed.’
    • ‘As your mind releases its desires and cravings, it releases the hold that it has on you.’
    • ‘He's a committed vegetarian who occasionally gives in to cravings for lamb.’
    • ‘It alters the circuitry in the brain that regulates hunger and cravings for alcohol and nicotine.’
    • ‘Hearty and filling, I came away from this part of the meal with my meat cravings satisfied, and my hunger stopped dead in its tracks.’
    • ‘It's very hard to get over your sugar cravings, but that is what people are addicted to.’
    • ‘Making ourselves miserable by these cravings and wishes is the unwholesome pattern of envy.’
    • ‘I have got to try and control my cravings and stay away from drug users, which is going to be difficult because most of my friends are drug users.’
    • ‘After all, you probably know what it's like to have your hunger cravings get the best of you.’
    • ‘Lack of magnesium may show as muscle cramps or cravings for chocolate.’
    • ‘Dates or dried fruit are great for satisfying sweet cravings.’
    • ‘During these periods of intense cravings there can be bouts of rage, brain fog and fatigue.’
    • ‘Some people combine a patch with gum to get through the hard parts, the cravings.’
    • ‘The hunger and cravings are now non-existent, though I do begin to go a bit crazy.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings are very powerful, and trying to resist them is a constant struggle.’
    • ‘Next, delicate shrimp dumplings prepared with snowpea shoots satisfy our spring cravings.’
    • ‘I get cravings for knowledge, and these cravings need to be fed straight away.’
    • ‘It is thought to lower cravings for alcohol in people who have stopped drinking, but it is not exactly clear how it works chemically.’
    • ‘Hunger cravings can take control and send you on an eating binge that can actually lead to weight gain!’
    longing, yearning, hankering, hunger, hungering, thirst, pining, desire, want, wish, fancy, urge, need, appetite, greed, lust, ache, burning, addiction, aspiration, aim, goal
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