/ˈhʌŋgri / (say 'hunggree)

adjective (hungrier, hungriest)
1. craving food; having a keen appetite.
2. indicating, characteristic of, or characterised by hunger or meanness: a lean and hungry look.
3. strongly or eagerly desirous.
4. always seeking money; avaricious; mean.
5. lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry soil.
6. marked by scarcity of food: the hungry period.
phrase Colloquial
7. so hungry one could eat a horse, extremely hungry.
8. starving hungry, extremely hungry.
{Middle English; Old English hungrig. See -y1}
hungrily, adverb
hungriness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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