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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.

hungry

(ˈhʌŋɡrɪ)
adj, -grier or -griest
1. desiring food
2. (Pathology) experiencing pain, weakness, or nausea through lack of food
3. (foll by: for) having a craving, desire, or need (for)
4. expressing or appearing to express greed, craving, or desire
5. lacking fertility; poor
6. informal
a. greedy; grasping
b. stingy; mean
7. NZ (of timber) dry and bare
ˈhungrily, ˈhungeringly adv
ˈhungriness n

hun•gry

(ˈhʌŋ gri)

adj. -gri•er, -gri•est.
1. having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger; ravenous.
2. strongly or eagerly desirous: hungry for success.
3. indicating or characterized by hunger or strong desire: a hungry look in a person's eyes.
4. lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land.
5. marked by a scarcity of food: the hungry years of the Depression.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English hungrig. See hunger, -y1]
hun′gri•ly, adv.
hun′gri•ness, n.

hungry

  • esurient - If you are esurient, you are hungry.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hungry - feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food; "a world full of hungry people"
thirsty - feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty"
2.hungry - (usually followed by `for') extremely desiroushungry - (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"

hungry

adjective
1. starving, ravenous, famished, starved, empty, hollow, voracious, peckish (informal, chiefly Brit.), famishing My friend was hungry, so we went to get some food.
2. eager, keen, craving, yearning, greedy, avid, desirous, covetous, athirst I left Oxford in 1961 hungry to be a critic.
go hungry starve, fast, go or do without food You've never known what it is to go hungry.
Quotations
"A hungry stomach has no ears" [Jean de la Fontaine The Kite and the Nightingale]

hungry

adjective
1. Desiring or craving food:
2. Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity:
Informal: grabby.
Translations
جائِع ، تَوّاق إلىجَوْعَانٌ
hladový
sulten
malsata
ihkavnäljane
گرسنه
nälkäinen
gladan
éhes
svangur
腹の減った
배고픈
alkanaalkanasišbadėjęsišbadėjusi
flămând
hladný
lačen
hungrig
หิว
đói

hungry

[ˈhʌŋgrɪ] ADJ (hungrier (compar) (hungriest (superl)))
1. (gen) [person, animal] → hambriento
pictures of hungry childrenimágenes de niños hambrientos
he looked at the cake with hungry eyesmiró el pastel con anhelo
digging up the road is hungry workcavar la calle es un trabajo que da hambre or abre el apetito
to be hungrytener hambre
to feel hungrytener hambre
to go hungrypasar hambre
we were late for tea so we had to go hungryllegamos tarde para la cena y tuvimos que quedarnos sin comer
all this work is making me hungrytodo este trabajo me está dando hambre
talking about food is making me hungryhablando de comida se me está abriendo el apetito
2. (fig) (= eager) to be hungry for [+ adventure, knowledge] → tener hambre or sed de, estar hambriento or sediento de
to be hungry for powertener sed or estar sediento de poder

hungry

[ˈhʌŋgri] adj
(for food)affamé(e)
to be hungry → avoir faim
I'm hungry → J'ai faim.
to go hungry → manquer de nourriture
(= eager) hungry for [+ power, love, fame, money] → avide de
to be hungry for success → être avide de succès

hungry

adj (+er)
(lit)hungrig; to be or feel/get hungryHunger haben/bekommen; to go hungryhungern
(fig)hungrig; hungry for knowledge/love/powerbildungs-/liebes-/machthungrig; to be hungry for newssehnsüchtig auf Nachricht warten; to be hungry for fame/riches/companysich nach Ruhm/Reichtum/Gesellschaft sehnen; this is hungry workdas macht hungrig

hungry

[ˈhʌŋgrɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) to be hungryaver fame, essere affamato/a
to make sb hungry → far venire fame a qn
to go hungry (starve) → patire la fame (skip a meal) → saltare il pasto
hungry for (fig) → assetato/a di (lit) → affamato/a di

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.

hungry

جَوْعَانٌ hladový sulten hungrig πεινασμένος hambriento nälkäinen affamé gladan affamato 腹の減った 배고픈 hongerig sulten głodny faminto голодный hungrig หิว đói 饥饿的

hungry

a. hambriento-a;
to be ___tener hambre;
to go ___pasar hambre.

hungry

adj to be — tener hambre
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He was the hungriest and the loudest to wait upon of the lot of 'em.
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