thirst·​i·​ly ˈthər-stə-lē How to pronounce thirstily (audio)
: with or on account of thirst

Examples of thirstily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spongy, fresh bread would dilute the egg mixture with its moisture, while dehydrated bread would more thirstily absorb the custard, swelling and plumping voluptuously. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 7 May 2024 Last month, Microsoft even thirstily started injecting a poll into the download page of Chrome asking why people were downloading an alternative browser. Tom Warren, The Verge, 8 Nov. 2023 The pop star finally announced Canadian stops on her Eras tour, a month after Trudeau thirstily begged her to come to his country. Vulture, 2 Nov. 2023 So Goodrow and the engineers began thirstily hunting for any tiny tweak that would bump watch time upward. Clive Thompson, Wired, 18 Sep. 2020 Houses are staging shows in more intimate settings, like private garages (Ralph Lauren) or their own ateliers (Maison Margiela), while others thirstily live-stream every stitch. Alexander Fury, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Oct. 2017 Ted Cruz, a principled conservative who would never condone violence against the media, thirstily made some vague, nonsensical allusions suggesting that CNN may have committed a crime. Jay Willis, GQ, 5 July 2017

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Word History


thirsty + -ly entry 2

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thirstily was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Thirstily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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