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

Example Sentences

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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 1 Dec. 2022.

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