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Meaning of HUNGRY

Pronunciation:  'hunggree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
 

HUNGRY is a 6 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: empty, empty-bellied, esurient, famished, peckish, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, supperless
 
 Antonyms: thirsty
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hun"gry\, a. [Compar. {Hungrier}; superl. {Hungriest}.]
[AS. hungrid. See {Hunger}.]
1. Feeling hunger; having a keen appetite; feeling uneasiness
   or distress from want of food; hence, having an eager
   desire.

2. Showing hunger or a craving desire; voracious.

         The cruel, hungry foam.               --C. Kingsley.

         Cassius has a lean and hungry look.   --Shak.

3. Not rich or fertile; poor; barren; starved; as, a hungry
   soil. ``The hungry beach.'' --Shak.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acquisitive, athirst, avid, consumed with desire, coveting, covetous, craving, deprived, desirous, devoured by desire, dog-hungry, dying, eager, empty, famished, famishing, fasting, fervid, greedy, half-famished, half-starved, hankering, hollow, hungering, insatiable, itching, keen, longing, mad with lust, peckish, pinched with hunger, prurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, sharp-set, starved, starving, thirsting, thirsty, unfilled, voracious, wolfish, yearning
 

 

 

 

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