starved for


chiefly US
: badly in need of being given (something needed for one's emotional well-being)
Those children are starved for attention.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After the city imposed some of the strictest pandemic measures in the world, restaurants, hotels and shops in Hong Kong were starved for business. Olivia Wang, New York Times, 10 May 2023 In the early summer of 2020, Americans emerged from lockdown starved for social contact, commonality, and purpose. Noah Rothman, National Review, 10 May 2023 With 152 channels in just the base Pro plan, FuboTV ensures that I'll never be starved for content. Kelly Laffey,, 15 Apr. 2023 And there’s more good news for struggling theater owners starved for compelling content. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 6 Mar. 2023 Planners have laid out lofty goals: expanding carbon-neutral commuting options; building 130 acres of new parkland in a region starved for open space; providing essential storm-water drainage to ease flooding; and boosting the economies of towns along the way. Tracey Tully, New York Times, 16 Sep. 2022 Mississippi has long been starved for high-paying jobs, historically ranking last among states for median household income. Anita Lee, ProPublica, 24 June 2022 We are not starved for information on how to have a better meeting—have a two-pizza rule, require an agenda, don’t attend the same meetings as your staff, etc. Andrew Deutscher, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Many grievers are starved for sympathy and patience because our popular understanding of grief is wrong. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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“Starved for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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