hungrily

hungry

[huhng-gree]
adjective, hungrier, hungriest.
1.
having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger.
2.
indicating, characteristic of, or characterized by hunger: He approached the table with a hungry look.
3.
strongly or eagerly desirous.
4.
lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land.
5.
marked by a scarcity of food: The depression years were hungry times.
6.
Informal. aggressively ambitious or competitive, as from a need to overcome poverty or past defeats: a hungry investment firm looking for wealthy clients.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English, Old English hungrig. See hunger, -y1

hungrily, adverb
hungriness, noun

Hungary, hungry (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. ravenous, famishing, starving. Hungry, famished, starved describe a condition resulting from a lack of food. Hungry is a general word, expressing various degrees of eagerness or craving for food: hungry between meals; desperately hungry after a long fast; hungry as a bear. Famished denotes the condition of one reduced to actual suffering from want of food, but sometimes is used lightly or in an exaggerated statement: famished after being lost in a wilderness; simply famished (hungry ). Starved denotes a condition resulting from long-continued lack or insufficiency of food, and implies enfeeblement, emaciation, or death (originally death from any cause, but now death from lack of food): He looks thin and starved. By the end of the terrible winter, thousands had starved (to death ). It is also used as a humorous exaggeration: I only had two sandwiches, pie, and some milk, so I'm simply starved (hungry ).


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

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