hungriness


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hun·gry

 (hŭng′grē)
adj. hun·gri·er, hun·gri·est
1. Experiencing a desire or need for food.
2. Extremely desirous; avid: hungry for recognition.
3. Characterized by or expressing hunger or craving: hungry eyes.
4. Lacking richness or fertility: hungry soil.

[Middle English hungri, from Old English hungrig, from hungor, hunger.]

hun′gri·ly adv.
hun′gri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hungriness - a physiological need for foodhungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
bulimia - pathologically insatiable hunger (especially when caused by brain lesions)
emptiness - having an empty stomach
edacity, esurience, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity - excessive desire to eat
famishment, starvation - a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
malnourishment, undernourishment - not having enough food to develop or function normally
2.hungriness - prolonged unfulfilled desire or needhungriness - prolonged unfulfilled desire or need
desire - the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
hankering, yen - a yearning for something or to do something
pining - a feeling of deep longing
wishfulness - an unrealistic yearning
wistfulness - a sadly pensive longing
nostalgia - longing for something past
discontent, discontentedness, discontentment - a longing for something better than the present situation
3.hungriness - strong desire for something (not food or drink); "a thirst for knowledge"; "hunger for affection"
desire - an inclination to want things; "a man of many desires"
Translations
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hungur, svengd

hunger

(ˈhaŋgə) noun
1. the desire for food. A cheese roll won't satisfy my hunger.
2. the state of not having enough food. Poor people in many parts of the world are dying of hunger.
3. any strong desire. a hunger for love.
verb
(usually with for) to long for (eg affection, love).
ˈhungry adjective
wanting or needing food etc. a hungry baby; I'm hungry – I haven't eaten all day; He's hungry for adventure.
ˈhungrily adverb
ˈhungriness noun
hunger strike
a refusal to eat, as a form of protest or to force (someone) to agree to certain demands etc. The prisoners went on hunger strike as a protest against prison discipline.
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