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adj. thirst·i·er, thirst·i·est
1. Desiring to drink.
2. Arid; parched: thirsty fields.
3. Craving something: thirsty for news.
4. Very absorbent: a thirsty sponge.

thirst′i·ly adv.
thirst′i·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thirstiness - a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)thirstiness - a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
2.thirstiness - a physiological need to drinkthirstiness - a physiological need to drink  
drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
dehydration - depletion of bodily fluids
polydipsia - excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
3.thirstiness - 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"
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(θəːst) noun
1. a feeling of dryness (in the mouth) caused by a lack of water or moisture. I have a terrible thirst.
2. a strong and eager desire for something. thirst for knowledge.
to have a great desire for. He's thirsting for revenge.
ˈthirsty adjective
1. suffering from thirst. I'm so thirsty – I must have a drink.
2. causing a thirst. Digging the garden is thirsty work.
ˈthirstily adverb
ˈthirstiness noun
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As I endeavored, during the brief minute of my original survey, to form some analysis of the meaning conveyed, there arose confusedly and paradoxically within my mind, the ideas of vast mental power, of caution, of penuriousness, of avarice, of coolness, of malice, of blood thirstiness, of triumph, of merriment, of excessive terror, of intense - of supreme despair.
Even nowadays, though, the thirstiness of mankind is something supernatural.
As for the lions, tigers, and wolves (though Circe would have restored them to their former shapes at his slightest word), Ulysses thought it advisable that they should remain as they now were, and thus give warning of their cruel dispositions, instead of going about under the guise of men, and pretending to human sympathies, while their hearts had the blood- thirstiness of wild beasts.
Excess salt causes extreme thirst during the day - experts say that meals with high salt are not ideal to eat during night time hours because they can cause thirstiness during the day and is best to be avoided.