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Borrowed from German Sehnsucht, from sehnen (to long) + Sucht (anxiety; sickness; addiction).

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Sehnsucht (uncountable)

  1. (literary) Tender, wistful, and/or melancholic desire; yearning, longing.

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From sehnen (to long) +‎ Sucht (anxiety; sickness; addiction).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzeːnˌzʊxt/, [ˈzeːnˌzʊχt]
  • Rhymes: -ʊχt
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Sehnsucht f (genitive Sehnsucht, plural Sehnsüchte)

  1. yearning, longing; pining
    • 2000, Bible, Schlachter, published 2003, Psalm 119:20:
      Meine Seele verzehrt sich vor Sehnsucht nach deinen Bestimmungen allezeit.
      My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.
    Synonyms: Nostalgie, Sehnen, Verlangen

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