adjective, hun·gri·er, hun·gri·est.
having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling hunger
indicating, characteristic of, or characterized by hunger
: He approached the table with a hungry look.
strongly or eagerly desirous.
lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land.
marked by a scarcity of food: The depression years were hungry times.
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. Related forms
Can be confused: Hungary
(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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