athirst


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a·thirst

 (ə-thûrst′)
adj.
1. Strongly desirous; eager: athirst for freedom.
2. Archaic Thirsty.

athirst

(əˈθɜːst)
adj (postpositive)
1. (often foll by for) having an eager desire; longing
2. archaic thirsty

a•thirst

(əˈθɜrst)

adj.
1. having a keen desire; eager (often fol. by for): a poet athirst for recognition.
2. Archaic. thirsty.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.athirst - (usually followed by `for') extremely desirousathirst - (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"

athirst

adjective
1. Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
2. Archaic. Needing or desiring drink:
Translations

athirst

[əˈθɜːst] ADJ to be athirst for (liter) → tener sed de

athirst

adj (fig liter) to be athirst for somethingnach etw (dat)dürsten (liter)
References in classic literature ?
Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
Then shall they answer unto Him, Lord when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
But I always woke and found it an empty mockery; and I was desolate and abandoned--my life dark, lonely, hopeless--my soul athirst and forbidden to drink--my heart famished and never to be fed.
All adust and athirst, the two entered the wine-shop.
She is no reaper that sleeps out the noontide; at all times she is reaping and cutting down, as well the dry grass as the green; she never seems to chew, but bolts and swallows all that is put before her, for she has a canine appetite that is never satisfied; and though she has no belly, she shows she has a dropsy and is athirst to drink the lives of all that live, as one would drink a jug of cold water.
In their wake came the handful of low country baboons and the thousands of the hill clan--savage, wiry, dog-like creatures, athirst for blood.
The zealous officer managed to slip a useful piece of paper into Dominic's hand as he went ashore, and a few hours afterwards, being off duty, he returned on board again athirst for drinks and gratitude.
But happen, thee'dst like a husband better as isna just the cut o' thysen: the runnin' brook isna athirst for th' rain.
An Indian will drink cider, though he niver be athirst.
Yet I trust I am too good a Christian to refuse any man drink that is athirst.
Night found him no longer sleepy, but athirst, and near the American Fall.
She threw open the door which led into the dining-room, and dashed in, eager for a change of objects, athirst for more space and more air.