hungrily


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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:
Adv.1.hungrily - in the manner of someone who is very hungry; "he pounced on the food hungrily"
Translations
بِجوع ، باشْتِياق إلى
hladově
éhesen
græîgislega
aç açaç olarakiştahla

hungrily

[ˈhʌŋgrɪlɪ] ADV
1. [eat] → ávidamente, con ansia; [look] → con anhelo
2. (fig) (= eagerly) → ansiosamente
American businesses are hungrily eyeing the British marketlas compañías americanas están observando ansiosamente el mercado británico

hungrily

[ˈhʌŋgrɪli] adv
[eat] → voracement
(fig) [look at] → avidement

hungrily

adv (lit, fig)hungrig

hungrily

[ˈhʌŋgrɪlɪ] adv (fig) → avidamente; (eat) → voracemente

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.
References in classic literature ?
And how hungrily Leslie's eyes looked at the bookcases between the windows!
Not my hatred, but my loathing, gnawed hungrily at my life
An examination of the wreckage showed that their greatest danger, now, lay in fire, for the flames were licking hungrily at the splintered wood of the wrecked cabin, and had already found a foothold upon the lower deck through a great jagged hole which the explosion had opened.
As soon as I appeared in the moonlight on the terrace, he had come to me as straight as possible; on which I had taken his hand without a word and led him, through the dark spaces, up the staircase where Quint had so hungrily hovered for him, along the lobby where I had listened and trembled, and so to his forsaken room.
He stopped in the middle of the open space and looked wistfully and hungrily back at us.
The streets were full of people who had worked indoors all through the priceless day and had now come hungrily out to drink the muddy lees of it.
With a piteous wail of terror, Jane Clayton swooned, while, from the concealment of a nearby bush, Numa, the lion, eyed the pair hungrily and licked his chops.
He drew her lips to his and kissed her hungrily and passionately.
The first to captivate and take his fancy were the pots, out of which he would have very gladly helped himself to a moderate pipkinful; then the wine skins secured his affections; and lastly, the produce of the frying-pans, if, indeed, such imposing cauldrons may be called frying-pans; and unable to control himself or bear it any longer, he approached one of the busy cooks and civilly but hungrily begged permission to soak a scrap of bread in one of the pots; to which the cook made answer, "Brother, this is not a day on which hunger is to have any sway, thanks to the rich Camacho; get down and look about for a ladle and skim off a hen or two, and much good may they do you.
Picking our way carefully we threaded a winding path across the chamber, the great banths sniffing hungrily at the tempting prey spread before them in such tantalizing and defenceless profusion.
Athelny, eating hungrily, praised loudly all he ate.
Wilson staggered up menacingly to prevent the contemplated act, but when his comrade, Spider, took sides with Clayton and Monsieur Thuran he gave up, and sat eying the corpse hungrily as the three men, by combining their efforts, succeeded in rolling it overboard.