Hungriness



[huhng-gree] /ˈhʌŋ gri/

adjective, hungrier, hungriest.
1.
having a desire, craving, or need for food; feeling .
2.
indicating, characteristic of, or characterized by :
He approached the table with a hungry look.
3.
strongly or eagerly desirous.
4.
lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor:
hungry land.
5.
marked by a scarcity of food:
The depression years were hungry times.
6.
Informal. aggressively ambitious or competitive, as from a need to overcome poverty or past defeats:
a hungry investment firm looking for wealthy clients.
/ˈhʌŋɡrɪ/
adjective -grier, -griest
1.
desiring food
2.
experiencing pain, weakness, or nausea through lack of food
3.
(postpositive) foll by for. having a craving, desire, or need (for)
4.
expressing or appearing to express greed, craving, or desire
5.
lacking fertility; poor
6.
(Austral & NZ, informal)

7.
(NZ) (of timber) dry and bare

Old English hungrig “hungry, famished;” see hunger + -y (2). Cf. Old Frisian hungerig, Dutch hongerig, German hungrig. Figurative use from c.1200. Related: Hungrily.

adjective

Very ambitious; extremely eager to succeed: He won’t make it because he’s not hungry enough

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