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 ?
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.
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?
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.
All adust and athirst, the two entered the wine-shop.
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.
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.
Not alone, had Ngurn informed him, was the Red One more bestial powerful than the neighbour tribal gods, ever athirst for the red blood of living human sacrifices, but the neighbour gods themselves were sacrificed and tormented before him.
As soon as dinner was over, and Tom had been questioned by such of his neighbours as were curious as to his birth, parentage, education, and other like matters, East, who evidently enjoyed his new dignity of patron and mentor, proposed having a look at the close, which Tom, athirst for knowledge, gladly assented to; and they went out through the quadrangle and past the big fives court, into the great playground.