hungry - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˈhʌŋɡri/
adjectivehungry
comparativehungrier
superlativehungriest
  1. 1
    feeling that you want to eat

    We were cold, tired, and hungry.

    She was beginning to feel hungry again.

    1. a.
      without the food you need to stay strong and healthy
      go hungry:

      If crops are destroyed, thousands may go hungry.

    2. b.

      the hungry

      the people in the world who do not have enough to eat
  2. 2
    wanting something, or wanting to do something very much

    a hungry young actor

    hungry for:

    People are hungry for news.

  3. 3
    mainly literary hungry eyes, or a hungry mouth, express strong sexual feelings

derived word

hungrily

adverb