Synonyms for hungry

Synonyms for (adj) hungry

Synonyms: athirst, thirsty, hungry

Definition: (usually followed by `for') extremely desirous

Usage: athirst for knowledge; hungry for recognition; thirsty for informaton

Similar words: desirous, wishful

Definition: having or expressing desire for something

Usage: desirous of high office; desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

Synonyms: hungry

Definition: feeling hunger; feeling a need or desire to eat food

Usage: a world full of hungry people

Similar words: empty, empty-bellied

Definition: needing nourishment

Usage: after skipped lunch the men were empty by suppertime; empty-bellied children

Similar words: esurient, famished, starved, sharp-set, ravenous

Definition: extremely hungry

Usage: they were tired and famished for food and sleep; a ravenous boy; the family was starved and ragged; fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy

Similar words: peckish

Definition: somewhat hungry

Similar words: supperless

Definition: without supper

Usage: went to bed supperless

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