Adjective "Pining" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Pining


    Definition:

    1. to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often followed by for): to pine for one's home and family.

    2. to fail gradually in health or vitality from grief, regret, or longing (often followed by away): Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.

    3. Archaic. to be discontented; fret. verb (used with object), pined, pining.

    4. Archaic. to suffer grief or regret over. noun

    5. Archaic. painful longing.

    Origin:
    pine

    Examples:

    "spaniels can be pining."