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hunger

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of hunger

  1. 1 a need or desire for food <no degree of hunger would induce me to eat octopus> Synonyms appetite, belly, emptiness, famishment, munchies, stomach Related Words rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, voraciousness, voracity; malnutrition, starvation, undernourishment; craving, sweet tooth; famine, fast, hunger strike; gluttony, gourmandism, greed, hoggishness Near Antonyms fill, fullness, glut, repleteness, repletion, satiation, satiety, satisfaction, surfeit Antonyms inappetence

  2. 2 a strong wish for something <a lonely girl with a desperate hunger for love> Synonyms appetency, appetite, craving, drive, hankering, desire, itch, jones [slang], letch, longing, lust, passion, pining, thirst, thirstiness, urge, yearning, yenRelated Words compulsion, impulse, impulsion, will, zeal; liking, love, taste, weakness; eagerness, impatience; want, wish; necessity, need, requirement; obsession; acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed, greediness, rapaciousness, rapacity; cacoëthes, maniaNear Antonyms abhorrence, abomination, allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disgust, disinclination, dislike, disliking, distaste, hatred, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; apathy, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern

  3. 3 urgent desire or interest <reads everything he can find on airplanes with a seemingly insatiable hunger> Synonyms appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, eagerness, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference





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