hungry

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adjective hun·gry \ˈhəŋ-grē\

Definition of hungry

hungrier

hungriest

  1. 1 a :  feeling hunger b :  characterized by or characteristic of hunger or appetite

  2. 2 a :  eager, avid <hungry for affection> b :  strongly motivated (as by ambition)

  3. 3 :  not rich or fertile :  barren

hungrily

play \-grə-lē\ adverb

hungriness

play \-grē-nəs\ noun

Examples of hungry in a sentence

  1. There are millions of hungry people throughout the world.

  2. That girl is always hungry.

  3. The prisoners' families were hungry for more information.

  4. They were hungry to learn more.

Origin and Etymology of hungry

Middle English, from Old English hungrig; akin to Old English hungor


First Known Use: before 12th century



HUNGRY Defined for English Language Learners

hungry

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adjective hun·gry \ˈhəŋ-grē\

Definition of hungry for English Language Learners

  • : suffering because of a lack of food : greatly affected by hunger

  • : having an uncomfortable feeling in your stomach because you need food : feeling hunger

  • : feeling a strong desire or need for something or to do something


HUNGRY Defined for Kids

hungry

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adjective hun·gry \ˈhəŋ-grē\

Definition of hungry for Students

hungrier

hungriest

  1. 1 :  feeling or showing hunger

  2. 2 :  having a strong desire <She was hungry for power.>

hungrily

\-grə-lē\ adverb


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